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Corybas species (not ecarinatus) looking for an ID

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by J E, Nov 12, 2023.

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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Haven't been active on here in a while but thought I'd share this little achievement, first flower on my Corybas. These have quickly turned into one of if not my absolute favorite genera. 20231112-IMG_0638.jpg 20231112-IMG_0636.jpg 20231112-IMG_0653.jpg 20231112-IMG_0647.jpg 20231112-IMG_0534.jpg
     
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    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    A favorite genus for sure.
    Kept a very keen eye out for them In PNG with out success.
     
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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Shame to hear, would love to see them in situ. I think due to their truly deminative footprint and seasonality, I can imagine them being hard to find, even if locally abundant. I actually read a papers describing how they have gone unnoticed for decades even in "very well botanized areas" until someone was looking for them specifically at the right time. For now, I'm trying to cultivate whatever species I can get my hands on, which is sadly just a handful in the States and costing an arm and a leg.
     
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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Hey folks, *EDIT* this is definitely NOT ecarinatus, I believe it to be pictus or geminigibbus. It was sold as ecarinatus but the flower morphology is totally wrong. I feel a bit stupid so anyone with a correct id would be greatly appreciated, as well as a moderator fixing the title.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I edited the title and added you are looking for an ID. We all do this sort of thing from time to time. And very nice to see post from you.
     
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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Thank you!
     
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    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    C.piliferus or C. serpentinus , both from Sabah.
    The dorsal sepal is distinctive because of the tail -like extension in the center.
    Both sps. are described and pictured in "Corybas West of Wallace's Line" by
    John Dransfield et.al. ( Kew Bull.reprint 41(3) 1986.
     
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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Thank you! I have that reprint but haven't taken the time to be scrutinous with the key so thank you for doing that work for me.
     
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    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    Let us know what you come up with.
     
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