Corybas gibbifer (Schltr.) Schltr. 1923 SECTION Gastrosiphon

Side View of Flower

Photos by Stephanie Pimm Lyon

TYPE Drawing 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 Hump Carrying Corybas

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a suborbicular to broadly ovate, apiculate, cordate-amplexicaul basally leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, subsessile to very short, glabrous, single flowered inflorescence with a lanceolate-subulate, acuminate bract.

Schlechter states that the flowers are strikingly gay, the dorsal sepal is bright pink, the lip is white with dark pirple veins, the belly in front is pink , the protuberance is pink with a darker margin and the leaves are a pale green.

Synonyms *Corysanthes gibbifera Schltr. 1911; Gastrosiphon gibbiferus (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

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