Corybas merrillii (Ames) Ames 1908

TYPE Drawings by Oakes Ames

Part shade Cool

Common Name Merrill's Corybas [American collector of the type 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found on Luzon in the province of Bataan in the Philippines on mossy shaded cliffs as a mini-miniature sized sized terrestrial with roundish corymb giving rise to an erect, 2" [5 cm] long, stem carrying an apical, thin, cordate-ovate, shortly acumiate leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, single flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bract.

Synonyms Calcearia merrillii (Ames) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; *Corysanthes merrillii Ames 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905 as Corysanthes merrillii drawing fide; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippinana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;