Corybas sagittatus S.P.Lyon 2016

Photo by Stephanie Pimm Lyon


Common Name The Arrow-Shaped Corybas [refers to the leaf shape]

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea on the Huon Penninsula at elevations of 1600 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ovoid tuber that is fusiform in youth giving rise to a slightly angular stem with a basal, subulate apically sheath and carrying a single, dark green with paler midrib above, mottled with purplish red between veins beneath, sessile, sagittate with large backward pointing auricles, rugose, glabrous, margins strongly undulate, acute and apiculate, veins reticulate, only a single lateral vein on either side of the rib leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, greenish, .6" [1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a green, narrowly triangular, subulate apically, longer than the ovary floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 18 2016 drawing/photo fide;