Corybas oblongus (Hook.f.) Rchb.f. 1871 Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

deep shade Cold LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Oblong Corybas

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Zealand, Chatham Island and the Antipodean Islands in bush and scrub in damp leaf litter as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an oblong, purpleveined,, rarely all purple, undulate margined leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a mostly single, sometimes 2 flowered inflorescence with a large, undulat margined floral bract

Synonyms Corysanthes oblonga (Hook.f.) Hook.f. 1864; *Nematoceras oblongum Hook.f.1853; Singularybas oblongus (Hook.f.) Molloy, 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 as Singularybas oblongus photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #3 2016 as Nematoceras oblonga drawing fide;