Corybas sinii Tang & F.T.Wang 1951 Photo by J.J.Merry and Flicker Orchid Photo Website


Common Name Sin's Corybas [Chinese Orchid Enthusiast] in China Kai Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Guangxi province of China and in central Taiwan in forests at elevations of 1500 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an ovoid to ellipsoid tuber giving rise to an erect, long-curved, hairy, subterranean stem with a puberulent, single, short cataphyl at the base stem and a solitary, near the apex of the stem, sessile, broadly ovate, reticulate veination, cordate basally, amplexicaul, shallowly undulate margins, long acuminate apically leaf that blooms in the later spring through mid fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence with a subulate, as long as the ovary floral bract

Synonyms Calcearia taliensis (Tang & F.T.Wang) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing good; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo ok