Corybas trilobus (Hook.f.) Rchb.f. 1871

Plant in situ New Zealand

What is known as C hypogaeum

What is known as C hypogaeum in situ New Zealand Photo by Michael Pratt 1 - Eric Scanlen 2 - Ian St George 3 & 4 and New Zealand Native Orchids Website


Common Name The Three Lobed Corybas - In New Zealand The Dancing Spider Orchid

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in New Zealand, Chatham Is. and the Antipodean Islands on stream-sides and damp ground in moderate shade as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with tubers giving rise to an erect, reddish, white flecked stem carrying towards the apex, a single, ovate, veined, trilobed, cordate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on basal, always under the leaf, erect, to 2.8" [to 7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Corysanthes hypogaea Colenso 1884; Corysanthes triloba (Hook.f.) Hook.f. 1864; Nematoceras hypogaeum (Colenso) Molloy, D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Nematoceras trilobum Hook.f. 1853

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 as Nematoceras trilobum photo fide;