Corybas is a genus of 100 species. Corybas contains the most southern growing orchid species which is found on Macquarie Island
Plants of this genus is distributed in Asian and Australian usually growing on the forest floor.
Plants carry a single flower and grow from tubers.
Flowers are usually pollinated by small flies.
Plants are cool to warm growing depending on the species. Grow in full shade. Plants require a well drain terrestrial mix which usually is comprised of gravel, bark, sand, pumice, and perlite. Mixture should be kept moist but not wet. Tubers should be planted several centimeters below the surface of the mix. Plant require dormancy during winter and must be kept in a cold area for vernalization. During dormancy watering must be reduce but plant must sprinkled with water to prevent it from drying out. Plant requires high humidity.
The genus is named after a Samothracian deity Corybas.
- Corysanthes R.Br. 1840
- Corybas × miscellus D.L.Jones(C. diemenicus × C. incurvus) (1991).