Corybas karoensis J.B.Comber & J.Dransf. 1995

Side View of Flower

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

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Karo Corybas [refers to an area of northern Sumatra]

Flower Size .92" [2.3 cm]

Found in Sumatra in montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ovoid tuber giving rise to an erect, angled stem enveloped by a triangular, basal sheath and carrying a single, sessile, horizontal, ovate-cordate, apiculate, basal lobes rounded and almost surronding the stem, undulate margined, veins slightly raised, dull bluish-green with paler veins above, shiny glaucous, gray-green beneath leaf which is held well above the ground and blooms in the spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence with erect, transluscent floral bracts

Synonyms Calcearia karoensis (J.B.Comber & J.Dransf.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;