Corybas ridleyanus Schltr. 1923

Plant and flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Plant and flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photos by David Kuehn

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Common Name Ridley's Corybas [English Botanist late 1800's - early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia in mossy upper montane forests often in sphagnum at elevations of 1400 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a heart shaped, long-acuminate, undulate margin, dull green leaf that blooms in the fall on a very short, erect, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Calcearia ridleyana (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo good; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide