Corybas viridisepalus S.P.Lyon 2016

Side View of Flower

Photos by Stephanie Pimm Lyon

Common Name The Green Sepal Corybas

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in the western central mountains in mossy montane forests at elevations of 2300 to 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an ovoid tuberoid giving rise to a slightly angular stem with a basal, subulate apically sheath and carrying a single, deep green with paler veins above, purple patches between veins beneath, sessile, cordate, slightly rugose, glabrous, margin undulate, apiculate, veins reticulate, with 2 lateral veins on either side of the midrib, outermost lateral veins extending 3/4's of the way to the apex leaves that blooms in the spring, on an erect, greenish, less than .04" [1 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with green, narrowly triangular, acute, longer than the ovary floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 18 2016 drawing/photo fide;