Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Corymborkis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Blume

Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Blume, C.L. von (1825) Tabellen en Platen voor de Javaansche Orchideen : 125.

Common name

White Cinnamon Orchid


Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub up to 1.5 m tall. Stem longitudinally ribbed.


Leaf blades about 22-27 x 4.5-10 cm, petioles about 0.5 cm long. Main veins about 7-9 running parallel to the midrib. Undersurface of the leaf blade sparsely clothed in rusty stellate hairs.


Inflorescences about 5-10 cm long and up to 60-flowered. Sepals about 20-30 x 2-3 mm, reflexed at anthesis. Petals about 25-30 x 3-4 mm. One petal wider enclosing the staminal filament and style. Stigma bilobed.


Capsules strongly 6-ribbed, about 2.5-3.5 cm long. Calyx persistent at the apex. Seeds small, +/- filiform, about 2.5 mm long. Embryo tiny.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in CYP, NEQ and CEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 300 m. Usually grows in lowland rain forest or gallery forests. Also occurs in Malesia.

Corymborkis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Blume var. veratrifolia, Botanisk Tidsskrift 71: 171(1977). Hysteria veratrifolia Reinw., Sylloge Plantarum 2: 5(1825), Type: Java, T. Lobb 162; neo: K; iso: BM. Fide M.
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