Corybas longipetalus

Corybas longipetalus (Ridl.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 19 (1923) 21

Basionym: Corysanthes longipetala

Stems 1.5 cm long. Leaf ovate, entire, sessile, subacute, 2 cm long, 1.5 cm. wide, glabrous. Ovary 5 cm long. Median sepal narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, 1.5 cm long. Lateral sepals narrower, similar to the petals. Petals linear, filiform, 3 cm long. Lip at the base tubular, not spurred, rather thick, 0.5 cm long; blade broadly orbicular, fimbriate, 1 cm wide. Column very short. Anther as long as the column, thecae elliptic, rounded. Column wings large, elliptic, rounded. Rostellum entire. Stigma rather large. Pollinia elliptic, oblong. (After Ridley, 1916, as Corysanthes longipetala Ridl.).

Colours: Not recorded.

Habitat: Not known.

Flowering time in the wild: Not known

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia). See map: 178-72M.JPG