Corybas imperatorius (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1923

Side View of Flower

Plants and flower in situ Java Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Impressive Corybas

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found on east Java in montane grasslands, never in forests at elevations of 1280 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a single, grey-green with broad silvery veining above and dark shiny crimson beneath leaf that is held close to the ground and blooms in the summer on an erect, short, single flowered inflorescence.

This is a fire dependent species and it benefits from an occasional grass fire to help keep permanent the grasslands that support it and rid dead plant material that may smother the Corybas.

Synonyms *Corysanthes imperatoria J.J.Sm. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java J.B. Comber 1990 photo fide;