Corybas striatus (Schltr.) Schltr. 1923 SECTION Calcearia

Side View

Photos by S A James

TYPE Drawing

Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Striate Corybas

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in mossy clearings at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with a patent, suborbicular to subreniform, cordate, shortly acuminate to apiculate leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, subsessile, single flowered inflorescence elongating after flowering with an ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, concave floral bract.

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish striped with carmine red and the dorsal sepal is flushed carmine red towards the apex.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Corysanthes striata Drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 18 2016 photo fide