Corybas gemmatus P.J.Cribb & B.A.Lewis 1991

TYPE Drawing TYPE photo/ Drawing by Lewis & Cribb 1991

Deep Shade Warm

Common Name The Sparkling Corybas

Flower Size

Found in the Solomon Islands in ridge top forests in moss cushions at elevations of 500 to 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect, .8 to .88" [2 to 2.2 cm] long, short stem carrying a single, cordate, long-apiculate, green veined with crimson leaf that blooms on a sessile, single flowered inflorescence with a setose, linear, acute, .4" [1 cm] long bract and carrying a flower with a purple dorsal sepal, white lateral sepals and petals, and a white and purple lip.

Synonyms Calcearia gemmata (P.J.Cribb & B.A.Lewis) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 # 1 1993 photo fide;