Corybas diemenicus

Common Name:

Fringed Helmet Orchid



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Midlands, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (DEJKNPRSTVWZ) also SA, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Cool, shaded habitats. Found beneath coastal shrubs and damp forests 1,2

Flower Description:

Purple with a white centre 2


Deciduous, terrestrial orchid 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Flowers are solitary on a short pedicel. The single circular or cordate leaf is sometimes 3-lobed. The margins of the labellum are toothed 2


Image: Lorraine Norden

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria