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Corybas barbarae D.L.Jones
Family Orchidaceae
Corybas barbarae D.L.Jones APNI*

Description: Terrestrial herb.

Leaf 16–32 mm long, 18–36 mm wide, upper surface dull green, lower surface purplish.

Flowers crystalline white to pinkish, 15–22 mm long. Dorsal sepal curved, 25–32 mm long, 16–20 mm wide when flattened, hooded, enclosing most of the labellum. Lateral sepals linear to filiform, c. 1.8 mm long, c. 0.2 mm wide. Petals linear to filiform, c. 1 mm long, c. 0.2 mm wide. Labellum tubular in proximal half, lamina flared widely, the margins recurved, the surface covered with hispid bristles c. 0.25 mm long; auricles deflexed or curved forwards, 5–7.5 mm long, tapered, closed at the apex.


Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Type
Specimen

Flowering: May–July.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest and woodland, usually on sheltered slopes; north from Hornsby.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by D. L. Jones
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


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