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Habitat and Location:

Corybas fornicatus, a species found in Peninsula Malaysia, Bali, Sumatra and Java grows amongst moss on the forest floor but in well-draining positions, often in very dark areas. This species is epiphytic in certain circumstances. This species is threatened with extinction across much of its range as its habitat has been cleared for charcoal.


Description and Key Features:

Corybas fornicatus is a species of Corybas that is rarely seen in cultivation, with flowers that are just too bizarre to articulate. The leaves are green with slight silver venation or no venation and measure 4-2 cm. The tubers are tiny, 4-6 mm. Flowers are 1.5 cm. This plant is meticulously grown in a pot, this flowering-size specimen promises to be a distinctive addition to your greenhouse, terrarium or paludarium.


Care Instructions:

Grow Corybas fornicatus in a pot with a cover to maintain high humidity, air circulation is rarely important and is more likely to adversely affect the plant than benefit it. Don’t let plants and media stay sodden in water as that may adversely affect the plant and give plants low/minimal light. Provide water from the bottom and let the moss soak the water and maintain an intermediate or warm greenhouse/terrarium with night temperatures of 16-22 degrees and daytime temperatures of 22-31 degrees.




Plant Size: Flowering size, tubers. The tubers are in small pots with a layer of chilean moss underneath and in live moss at the top of the pot. The tubers have not started growing leaves yet.

Family: Orchidaceae

Plant Passport: A Corybas fornicatus B 140084 c 12160 d GB


The flower picture is not mine and is taken from someone elses old Etsy listing (which was probably taken from someone else)

Corybas fornicatus

SKU: Corybas fornicatus

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