Corybas orbiculatus (Colenso) L.B.Moore 1970

Plant and Flower in situ New Zealand Photos by Ian St George and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cold Winter Spring

Common Name The Orbicular Corybas [refers to the leaf]

Flower Size

Found in New Zealand on permanently wet, mossy roadbanks in lowland to montane forests as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a round leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, short, single flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms *Corysanthes orbiculata Colenso 1890 publ. 1891; Nematoceras orbiculatum (Colenso) 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 orbiculatum