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

Synonyms: Anzybas montanus (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. APNI*

Description: Terrestrial herb.

Leaf 22–38 mm long, 17–30 mm wide, upper surface blue-green, lower surface purplish.

Flowers erect, reddish, 12–14 mm long. Dorsal sepal cucullate, 11–12.5 mm long, 4.5–6 mm wide; basal stalk c. 4 mm long; lamina ovate, concave. Lateral sepals linear, c. 5 mm long, c. 0.6 mm wide. Petals linear, c. 5 mm long, c. 0.4 mm wide. Labellum tubular, longer than the dorsal sepal; orifice c. 6 mm across, with numerous small teeth on the margins and inner surface. Callus central, with a central mass of acicular, moniliform, backward-sloping red calli c. 0.25 mm long.

Flowering: June–July.

Distribution and occurrence: Known from Mt Maroon in southeast Qld, but probably extending south over the border in adjacent areas.
NSW subdivisions: ?NC, ?NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
AVH map***

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

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