Corybas cryptanthus Hatch 1956

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Common Name The Hidden Corybas - In New Zealand The Hidden Spider Orchid

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found on the north island of New Zealand in lowland to sub-alpine, Beech and Tea-Tree forests as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial without leaves that blooms in the winter through earlier spring on a short, erect, single flowered inflorescence that barely emerges through the leaf mold

Synonyms *Corybas saprophyticus Hatch 1952; Corysanthes cryptantha (Hatch) Szlach. 2003; Molloybas cryptanthus (Hatch) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002;

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;

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