Fringed Helmet-orchid

Fringed Helmet-orchid
Photographer
Russel Best
Common Name
Fringed Helmet-orchid
Scientific Name
Corybas fimbriatus
Size
30mm
Leaf Description
Single round to heart-shaped, ground hugging leaf 13-26mm x 15-30mm with a small tip on the end, sometimes shallowly 3-lobed. Green on both sides.
General Description
A small orchid, to 3 cm tall, with a single heart-shaped leaf and a large, crimson, bonnet-like flower. Forming large colonies. Rare in Victoria.
Flower Description
Single deep red to purple flower, to 20mm across. Ovate dorsal sepal hooded over labellum, transperent with deep red markings. Labellum purple/red widely flared with incurved deeply fringed margins.
Flower Colour
Purplish red to crimson, central sepal transparent with red spots
Suburb
Christmas Hills, Bend of Islands, North Warrandyte, Kangaroo Ground, Wattle Glen, Research, Diamond Creek, Plenty, Eltham, St Andrews
Flowering Months
May
June
July
Habitat
Moist, shaded forests and heathy woodlands
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Growing amongst leaf litter and under sedges and small shrubs in moist soils. Semi/dappled shade to full shade.
Conservation Status Vic
Rare