Corybas cerasinus D.L.Jones & B.Gray 2001

Photo by M A Clements and Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website


Common Name The Cherry Red Corybas - In Australia The Red Helmut Orchid

Flower Size .38 to .55" [.9 to 1.3 cm]

Found in northern Queensland Australia on exposed ridges in moist to wet forests and on moist sheltered slopes in drier forests at elevations of 10 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a single, broadly cordate, bluish green above, purplish beneath leaf that blooms in the late fall through winter on an erect single flowered inflorescence carrying a small, very nodding flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good