Corybas himalaicus (King & Pantl.) Schltr. 1923

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Common Name The Himalayan Corybas - In China Shan Lin Xi Kai Lan

Flower Size .6" 1.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam and Taiwan on moist vertical rocks and on moss on fallen trees at elevations of 2600 to 3040 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing lithophyte with a globose, depressed, hairy tuber giving rise to a glabrous stem with a single, convolute, basal sheath and carrying a single, inserted just beneath the flower, sessile, concave, cordate, acute to apiculate, green with the veins and midrib white leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a sessile, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Calcearia himalaica (King & Pantl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Corybas purpureus J.Joseph & Yogan. 1967; Corybas shanlinshiensis W.M.Lin, T.C.Hsu & T.P.Lin 2007; *Corysanthes himalaica King & Pantl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Corysanthes himalaica drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 7 1958 as Corysanthes himalaicum drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as C purpureus drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide