Corybas gastrosiphon (Schltr.) Schltr. 1923 SECTION Gastrosiphon

Side View of Flower

Flower and Leaf

Photos by Stephanie Pimm Lyon

Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Bulging Tube Corybas [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an ovate to ovate-elliptic, shortly acuminate to acute, cordate basally leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, sessile, single flowered inflorescence with a lanceolate, acuminate bract.

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish on the exterior and the sepal is rose red on the inside and the lip has carmine veins on the inside.

Synonyms *Corysanthes gastrosiphon Schltr. 1911; Gastrosiphon schlechteri M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Corysanthes gastrosiphon Drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 18 2016 photo fide