Corybas solomonensis P.Royen 1983 Drawing By ©Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Deep Shade Warm

Common Name The Solomon Islands Corybas

Flower Size

Found in the Solomon Islands in lower montane forests in moss cushions at elevations around 780 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, short stem carrying a single, ovate-cordate, acuminate, dull purple green above with purple veins, deep purple with light green veins beneath leaf that blooms on a sessile, single flowered inflorescence with a linear, acute, .24" [6 mm] long bract and carrying a flower with a purplish red dorsal sepal that is faintly striped whitish inside, white lateral sepals and a purplish red lip with a large mauve-cream patch inside.

Synonyms Calcearia solomonensis (P.Royen) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 ;