Corybas iridescens

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Corybas iridescens


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Diurideae
Subtribus: Acianthinae
Genus: Corybas
Species: Corybas iridescens



Corybas iridescens Irwin & Molloy, New Zealand J. Bot. 34: 1 (1996)


  • Homotypic
    • Nematoceras iridescens (Irwin & Molloy) Molloy, D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem., Orchadian 13: 449 (2002)
    • Corysanthes iridescens (Irwin & Molloy) Szlach., Richardiana 3: 98 (2003)


Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • New Zealand
      • Chatham Islands, New Zealand North, New Zealand South.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names


English: Big red spider orchid

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