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Corymborkis veratrifolia

Corymborkis veratrifolia

Corymborkis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Blume, Fl. Javae, n.s., 1 (1858) 105, t. 42, 43 ('Corymborchis')

Synonyms:

  • Hysteria veratrifolia Reinw., Syll. Pl. Nov. 2 (1825) 5
    - Type: not designated; neo: Lobb 162 (neo K; isoneo BM, photo C), chosen by Rasmussen 1977
  • Corymbis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Rchb.f., Flora 48 (1865) 184
  • Rhynchanthera paniculata Blume, Tab. Pl. Jav. Orchid. (1825) t. 78 (no description)
    - Type: the plate in Blume, Tab. & Pl. (1825) pl. 16, f. 78
  • Macrostylis disticha Breda, Gen. Sp. Orchid. Asclep. 1 (1828) sub t. (2)
    - Type: Kuhl & v. Hasselt s.n. (holo L?); or lecto: the plate in Breda, Gen. Sp. Orch. Asclep. 1 (1828) t.2
  • Corymbis disticha (Breda) Lindl., Folia Orchid. Corymbis (1854) (1)
  • Corymborchis assamica Blume, Fl. Javae, n.s., 1 (1858) 106, pl. 43 f. 2; Coll. Orchid. (1858) 126, t. 4
    - Type: Jenkins s.n. (Assam) (lecto L; iso K), chosen by Rasmussen 1977
  • Corymbis brevistylis Hook., Fl. Brit. Ind. 6 (1890) 92
    - Type: King's collector 8248 (lecto K, chosen by Rasmussen 1977; iso BM, L)
  • Corymborkis brevistylis (Hook.f.) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. (1891) 658
  • Corymbis rhytidocarpa Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 6 (1890) 92
    - Type: King's collector 8014 (lecto K, chosen by Rasmussen 1977; iso BO, E, SING, WU); 7925 (BM, L, K, P); Scortechini 1259 (K); Wray 490 (K, SING)
  • Corymborkis rhytidocarpa (Hook.f.) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. (1891) 658
  • Chloidia confusa Ames, Orchidaceae 2 (1908) 67
    - Type: Williams, R.S. 2153 (holo NY; iso AMES)
  • Corymbis confusa (Ames) Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 45 (1911) 395
  • Corymborchis confusa (Ames) Ames, Orchidaceae 5 (1915) 48
  • Corymbis batjanica J.J.Sm., Bull. Dép. Agric. Indes Néerl. 22 (1909) 11
    - Type: Bogor cult. (J.J. Smith (1900)) s.n. (Batjan) (holo BO [probable,? Teysmann 5619])
  • Corymbis exaltata Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10 (1911) 15
    - Type: Schlechter 20544 (Celebes) (holo B, lost; lecto K, chosen by Rasmussen 1977; iso BO)
  • Corymbis minor Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1911) 95
    - Type: Schlechter 16073 (holo B, lost)
  • Corymborchis parviflora J.J.Sm., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3, 9 (1928) 448
    - Type: Toxopeus (Saprin) 285 (Moluccas, Buru, Leksoela) (lecto L, chosen by Rasmussen 1977; iso BO); 338 (syn BO, photo K)
  • Corymborchis ruttenii J.J.Sm., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3, 10 (1928) 102
    - Type: Rutten 235 (Moluccas, Ceram, Maneo) (holo L)
  • Corymborchis tropidiifolia J.J.Sm., Nova Guinea 18 (1935) 14, pl. 4, 4
    - Type: Docters van Leeuwen 9124 b (lecto L, chosen by Rasmussen 1977; iso BO)
  • Corymborchis sakisimensis Fukuy., Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Formosa 31 (1941) 290
  • Corymbis sakisimensis (Fukuy.) Masam., Hokuriku J. Bot. 12 (1964) 101

Basionym: Hysteria veratrifolia

A terrestrial herb. Stems up to 2 m high, erect. Leaves 6-15, scattered in the upper part of the stem, narrowly elliptic or ovate, acute to acuminate, 18-35 by 5-10 cm, ribbed and fluted, sheathing at base. Inflorescences 1-4, lateral, arising near the apex of the stem, erect to drooping, corymbose-paniculate, with few to 60 flowers. Flowers fragrant. Median sepal linear-spathulate, acute, 2-5.3 by 0.23-0.53 cm. Lateral sepals obliquely linear-spathulate, acute, 2-5.1 by 0.23-0.51 cm. Petals obliquely linear-spathulate, acute, margins often undulate, 2.3-5.2 by 0.23-0.51 cm. Lip about the same length as the sepals, basal portion narrow, embracing the column, with 2 barely discernible, long, raised lines which diverge on the blade and terminate in small calli, the blade round and reflexed with irregularly undulate margins. Column slightly shorter than the lip. (After Lewis and Cribb, 1991).


Leaves dark green. Flowers white to greenish-white.

Terrestrial in lowland forest. Altitude 0-1000 m.

Malesia (Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Moluccas, New Guinea, The Philippines), Vietnam, tropical East Asia, Australia, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga.

Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Warm growing terrestrial, keep in shade.

January, March, April, May, June, July, December.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Tropidieae
  • Genus Corymborkis
  • Species Corymborkis veratrifolia
  • Smith, J.J., Orchid. Java (1905) 134
  • Smith, J.J., Orchid. Java, Fig.-Atl. (1909) fig. 99, as Corymbis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Rchb.f.
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1911) 95, as Corymbis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Rchb.f.
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 38, fig. 131, as Corymbis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Rchb.f.
  • Smith, J.J., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, Suppl. 2 (1930) t. 10, fig. IV, as Corymbis batjanica J.J.Sm.
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 74 (1934) t. 9, fig. 36, as Corymbis exaltata Schltr.
  • Smith, J.J., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, Suppl. 3 (1949) t. 154, fig. IV, as Corymborchis parviflora J.J.Sm.
  • Smith, J.J., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, Suppl. 3 (1949) t. 154, fig. III, as Corymborchis ruttenii J.J.Sm.
  • Dockrill, A. W., Austral. Indig. Orchids 1 (1969) 130, fig., as Corymbis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Rchb.f.
  • Rasmussen, F.N. Bot. Tidsskr. 71 (1977) 161-192
  • Lewis, B.A. & P.J. Cribb, Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville (1991) 30, fig. 2, pl. 2C

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Corymborkis veratrifolia

overview picture

Corymborkis veratrifolia

Corymborkis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Blume, plant with infructescence, in situ, photo E.F. de Vogel, from Raka

Corymborkis veratrifolia

Corymborkis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Blume, flower, photo P. O'Byrne, from Borneo, Sarawak

Corymborkis veratrifolia

Corymborkis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Blume, drawing N.H.S. Howcroft 123

Corymborkis veratrifolia

Corymborchis tropidiifolia J.J.Sm., drawing J.J. Smith, from Docters van Leeuwen 9124[B

Corymborkis veratrifolia

Corymborchis tropidiifolia J.J.Sm., drawing J.J. Smith, from Docters van Leeuwen 9124[B

Corymborkis veratrifolia

Corymborkis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Blume, drawing J.J. Smith, from Docters van Leeuwen 9124A

Corymborkis veratrifolia

Corymborkis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Blume, drawing J.J. Smith, from Docters van Leeuwen 9124A

Corymborkis veratrifolia

Corymbis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Rchb.f., from Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 38, fig. 131

Corymborkis veratrifolia

Corymborchis tropidiifolia J.J.Sm., herbarium sheet, Docters van Leeuwen 9124, lectotype specimen (L)