A new, critically endangered jewel orchid species, Corybas boholensis, is described and illustrated from forest over limestone on Bohol Island, Philippines. This diminutive species, belonging to the C. pictus complex, is distinct in having a deep red flower and a truncate, warty dorsal sepal with 9–11 veins at its widest point near the apex. This is the fifth species of Corybas recorded for the Philippines.
Keywords: Monocots, Diurideae, Acianthinae, Malesia, karst, taxonomy, micro-endemic
Corybas boholensis Tandang, R.Bustam. T. Reyes Jr. & S.P. Lyon
Danilo N. Tandang, Tomas Jr. Reyes, Rene Alfred Anton Bustamante, John Rey C. Callado, Edwin R. Tadiosa, Esperanza Maribel Agoo and Stephanie P. Lyon. 2020. Corybas boholensis (Orchidaceae): A New Jewel Orchid Species from Bohol Island, Central Visayas, Philippines. Phytotaxa. 477(2); 261–268. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.477.2.10
𝑪𝒐𝒓𝒚𝒃𝒂𝒔 𝒃𝒐𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒔: Tandang, R.Bustam. T. Reyes Jr. & S.P. Lyon, A new species of Orchid that is found in forest over limestone in Bohol. The discovery was formally published by researchers from the Philippine National Museum of Natural History, Philippine Taxonomic Initiative Inc. (PTI), Univeristy of the Philippines—Los Baños, and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, USA , in the peer-reviewed journal Phytotaxa. Dec 2020