Corybas puniceus T.P.Lin & W.M.Lin 2009

Side View of Flower Photos by Adam and The Yang Hua Hao tui Website

Full shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Violet Red Colored Corybas

Flower Size .52" [1.3 cm]

Found in Yunlin Taiwan s on mossy slopes in close proximity to bamboo plantations at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrrestrial orchid with white, ovoid, minutely scaly-pilose tuberoids giving rise to an erect, downward tapering, pilose rhizome giving rise to an erect stem provided with a basal, subterranean bract carrying a pale green not showy above, whitish green and showy beneath, glabrous, central vein beneath slightly keeled, and whitish, entire, cuspidate apically, cordate below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle purplish red, .8 to 1.8" [2 to 4.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

"The species differs from the other 3 species of Corybas in Taiwan by the up-wardly pointing upper sepal, much-smaller leaf, and longer scape." Lin & Lin 2009


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Taiwania, 54(4): 323-333, Newly Discovered Native Orchids of Taiwan (III) Tsan-Piao Lin and Wei-Min Lin 2009 drawing/photo fide;