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Corybas fimbriatus (R.Br.) Rchb.f.
Family Orchidaceae
Common name: Fringed Helmet Orchid

Corybas fimbriatus (R.Br.) Rchb.f. APNI*

Synonyms: Corysanthes fimbriata R.Br. APNI*

Description: Terrestrial herb.

Leaf 25–40 mm long, 20–40 mm wide, upper surface green, lower surface pellucid.

Flower erect or recurved, reddish purple, 20–30 mm long. Dorsal sepal broad-spathulate, cucullate, 20–26 mm long, 13–16 mm wide, translucent pinkish with red striations. Lateral sepals linear, c. 8 mm long, 1 mm wide. Petals linear, c. 4.5 mm long, c. 0.8 mm wide, auriculate at the base. Labellum tube much shorter than lamina; lamina flared widely, broad-ovate, 14–16 mm long, 14–16 mm wide, the margins incurved, with numerous linear teeth; boss reddish, inconspicuous, mounded; auricles oblique, the opening c. 1.8 mm across.

Photo W. Cherry

Flowering: June–August

Distribution and occurrence: Common in moist forests in coastal districts but also occurring along the dividing range; north of the Vic. border.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
AVH map***

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

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***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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