Corybas dilatatus (Rupp & Nicholls) Rupp 1928

Flower Angle Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Deep ShadeColdWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Broad Corybas - Veined Helmut Orchid

Flower Size 3/4" [.62 cm]

Found in Victoria and South Australia in coastal scrub, heath and moist sheltered forests at elevations of sea level to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a short, erect stem carrying a single, cordate, round leaf that blooms in the winter and early spring on a longer, single flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION Often cited as a synonym of C diemenicus but I have kept them separate because to me they seem quite different.

Synonyms Corysanthes dilatata Rupp & Nicholls 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Corysanthes dilitata; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #1 2013 as C fordhamii photo fide;