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Corybas diemenicus

Corybas diemenicus

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diurideae
SubTribe: Acianthinae
Genus: Corybas
Species: Corybas diemenicus
Alliance:
Binomial name
Corybas diemenicus
( Lindl. ) Rupp 1928


Corybas diemenicus is a species of the genus Corybas.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms during the winter to spring with a 1.5 cm flower. Flowers are pollinated by fungal gnats.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing moist terrestrial areas of Victoria, Australia. Specimens also found at Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

CultureEdit

Plants require cool temperatures and full shade. Plants in 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Van Diemens-Land Corybas, The Stately Helmut Orchid

SynonymsEdit

  1. Corysanthes diemenica Lindl. 1840
  2. Corysanthes fimbriata var. diemenica ( Lindl. ) Benth. 1873

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