Slaty Helmet-orchid

Slaty Helmet-orchid
Photographer
Lynne hillier
Common Name
Slaty Helmet-orchid
Scientific Name
Corybas incurvus
Size
15mm
Leaf Description
Single broadly egg-shaped to heart-shaped leaf to 10-25mm x 10-32mm, green, paler below, ground hugging.
General Description
A small rounded orchid with a very short stem. The single, dark purple flower appears to rest on the heart-shaped to oval leaf. Often grows in large colonies and is very common.
Flower Description
Single erect deep purple flower, to 12mm across. Crimson-veined labellum with white central spot being channelled and margins are incurved and toothed.
Flower Colour
Dark purple
Suburb
Many
Flowering Months
June
July
August
September
Habitat
Moist, shaded forests and sheltered slopes and gullies.
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Semi-shade and moist soils.