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

Flower closeup

Plant and Flower

Pale variety

Pale plant and Flower in situ Photos by Dan Hatch courtesy of Michael Pratt and Native Orchids Website Photo by Eric Scanlen courtesy of Michael Pratt and Native Orchids Website


Common Name The Round Leaved Corybas - In New Zealand, The Kauri Helmut Orchid, The Tulip Orchid

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in the north island of New Zealand in pine forests as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, oblong-oval leaf that blooms in the late fall on an erect, .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Anzybas rotundifolius (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Corybas matthewsii (Cheeseman) Schltr. 1923; Corysanthes matthewsii Cheeseman 1899; Corysanthes rotundifolia (Hook.f.) Hook.f. 1864; *Nematoceras rotundifolium 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 Anzybas rotundifolia photo fide;