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Here's a quick video I made of Corybas orchids in their natural habitat:
Corybas are also known as Helmet Orchids because the shape of their flowers resemble small little helmets. It is their flowering season right now and they will continue to flower all throughout the rainy season.
This was the first flowering one we saw.
This species is found abundantly in southern Sarawak. It is different to the species with similar foliage in Sabah, Corybas pictus. I am not entirely sure but the ones photographed and pictured here could be Corybas crenulatus, but don’t quote me on that!
After that initial flowering one, many more popped up left and right.
That little green spot in the middle is a Corybas. This little one was growing in a very dark spot so it grew tall and lanky to catch the light.
Note how tall it is! It was about 5 or 6 cm tall. Normal ones growing in normal conditions with sufficient light are only about 2cm tall.
This one is growing in an unusual place. Nearly buried in leaf litter and away from their usual limestone cliff home, it’s keeping a lone mushroom company on the forest floor.
Note the small Corybas plants in the middle of the picture.
It was really so amazing to see so many of them, and many were flowering too.
This was one of the biggest I came across. It was about an inch long and about 2cm wide.
Note that small, cute little one flowering in the top left corner of the photo.
Two are about to bloom. The flowers are not fully developed yet.
The long filamentous petals make it look like the flower’s dancing.
Hope you all enjoyed the photos of this beautiful tiny species as much as I enjoyed photographing them in their natural habitat.
Here’s an older post the different species of Corybas I have seen in situ so far: