Corybas iridescens Irwin & Molloy 1996

Side View of Flower

Plants and flower in situ new Zealand Photos by Phil Bendle and The T.E.R.R.A.I.N. Website

Full shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Irridescent Corybas [refers to the shiny leaf]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern west central New Zealand on very wet banks as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying a single shiny green, lanceolate, somewhat cordate basally leaf that blooms in the winter on a short, single flowered inflorecence

Synonyms Corysanthes iridescens (Irwin & Molloy) Szlach. 2003; Nematoceras iridescens (Irwin & Molloy) Molloy, D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 as Nematoceras irridescens Photo fide;