Corybas saprophyticus (Schltr.) Schltr. 1923 SECTION Geosiphon Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Saprophytic Corybas

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ovate-lanceolate, patent, acuminate leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, sessile, single flowered inflorescence with a lanceolate, acuminate floral bract.

Schlechter states that the flowers are flushed with red on the outside, pale pueple-red inside and the lip has a large white spot. .

Synonyms Calcearia saprophytica (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; *Corysanthes saprophytica Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Corysanthes umbonata Drawing fide;