Veined Helmet-orchid

Veined Helmet-orchid
Photographer
Frank Pierce
Common Name
Veined Helmet-orchid
Scientific Name
Corybas diemenicus
Size
20mm
Leaf Description
Single round to heart-shaped leaf to 25mm diam., green, paler below, ground hugging.
General Description
A small orchid, to 3 cm tall, with a single large leaf and a large, red, bonnet-like flower. Either solitary plants or forming mats.
Flower Description
Single deep red to purple flower, to 15mm across, erect or recurved on a short stalk. Dorsal sepal hooded. Labellum circular, transluscent with reddish veins and white in centre, coarsely toothed margins.
Flower Colour
Reddish-purple
Suburb
Many
Flowering Months
June
July
August
September
October
Habitat
Moist shaded forests and mountain gullies.
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Dappled shade.