Corybas scutellifer J.B.Comber & J.Dransf. 1995 Photo by David Kuehn

Common Name The Cup-Shaped Corybas

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Sumatra in upper montane primary forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a globose tuber giving rise to an erect stem carrying a basal, triangular, folded sheath and a single apical, sessile, cordate, acuminate, conspicuously undulate margined, mid green with paler veins above, basal lobes scarcely overlaping leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, single flowered inflorescence with an erect, transluscent floral bract.

Synonyms Gastrosiphon scutellifer (J.B.Comber & J.Dransf.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide

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