Corybas pruinosus [Cunn.]Rchb.f 1871 Photo by Tony Pterostylis and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Frosted Leaf Corybas - The Toothed Helmut Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2 to 2.5cm]

From the moist, shady forests of New South Wales, Australia, at elevations of 10 to 700 meters found below ferns and shrubs, this terrestrial is a miniature sized, cold growing orchid with a globose tuber giving rise to a short stem carrying a basal, round, cordate leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a short or sessile pedicel with a solitary flower arising from the axil of the leaf.

Synonyms Corybas callosus Blume 1859; Corysanthes callosa (Blume) Blume 1859; *Corysanthes pruinosus Cunn. 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 Drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Corysanthes pruinosa photo fide;