Corybas fimbriatus

Fringed helmet orchid

This deciduous terrestrial orchid grows in protected areas of open eucalypt forests. It is often locally common and generally occurs in groups.

The veined leaf grows to about 30 mm diameter and grows just above the leaf litter. The 12 mm flower occurs on a short stem and is greyish and dark maroon. The labellum has long marginal fimbriations with a round central raised area which has no hairs and indistinct greyish markings.

Corybas fimbriatus is similar to Corybas hispidus but can be differentiated by the bristly raised centre to the labellum of Corybas hispidus which has a distinct V shaped notch at the rear of the labellum.

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