Corymborkis veratrifolia [Reinw.] Bl. 1859

Photo by Peter O'Byrne

in situ plant in Thailand

Photo by David Kuehn

FragranceFull shadeCoolTo HotLATESpringSummer

Common Name The Corymborkis With Veratrium-Like [An Alpine Plant] Leaves - In Australia - The White Cinnamon Orchid - In China Guan Hua Lan

Flower Size 2"+ [5 cm+]

Found in China, the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Andaman Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Nicobar Islands, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, the Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Christmas Islands, Bismark Islands, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Santa Cruz Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Caroline Islands and the Mariana Islands as a giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial occuring at elevations of sealevel to 2000 meters in lowland to tropical montane forests on limestone in deep shade with plicate, lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, acuminate leaves and blooms in the summer on a drooping, up to 6" [15 cm] long, 2 to 9 flowered, branched inflorescence hidden in leaf sheaths with ovate to lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts carrying a few to many [70], fragrant [early evening] flowers.

In Java vomiting is brought about by chewing on the leaves and swallowing the juice. The act of vomiting is thought to help break a fever. They also treat diarrhea in the same manner.

Synonyms Chloidia confusa Ames 1908; Corymbis angusta Ridl. 1906; Corymbis angustifolia Miq. 1861; Corymbis batjanica J.J.Sm. 1909; Corymbis brevistylis Hook.f. 1890; Corymbis confusa (Ames) Schltr. 1911; Corymbis disticha Lindl. 1854; Corymbis exaltata Schltr. 1911; Corymbis lauterbachii Schltr. 1911; Corymbis ledermannii Schltr. 1921; Corymbis longiflora Hook.f. 1890; Corymbis minor Schltr. 1911; Corymbis rhytidocarpa Hook. f. 1890; Corymbis sakisimensis (Fukuy.) Masam. 1964; Corymbis subdensa Schltr. 1906; Corymbis trukensis Tuyama 1940; Corymbis veratrifolia Rchb. f. 1865; Corymborkis angustifolia (Miq.) Kuntze 1891; Corymborkis angustissima J.J.Sm. 1927; Corymborkis assamica Bl. 1859; Corymborkis batjanica (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Sm. 1930; Corymborkis brevistylis (Hook.f.) Holttum 1953; Corymborkis confusa (Ames) Ames 1915; Corymborkis ledermannii (Schltr.) Fukuy. 1941; Corymborkis longiflora (Hook.f.) Burkill 1935Corymborkis parviflora J.J.Sm. 1928; Corymborkis rhytidocarpa [Hook. f.] Holtt. 1953; Corymborkis ruttenii J.J.Sm. 1928; Corymborkis sakisimensis Fukuy. 1941; Corymborkis subdensa (Schltr.) Fukuy. 1941; Corymborkis tropidiifolia J.J.Sm. 1935 ; Corymborkis trukensis (Tuyama) Fukuy. 1941; Corymborkis veratrifolia var. lauterbachii (Schltr.) F.N.Rasm. 1977; Corymborkis welwitschii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Hysteria veratrifolia Reinw. 1823; Macrostylis disticha Breda 1827 ; Rhynchanthera paniculata Blume 1826;

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