|This deciduous terrestrial orchid grows in protected areas of open eucalypt
forests. It is often locally common and generally occurs in groups.
The leaf grows to about 30mm diameter and grows just above the leaf
litter. The 30mm flower occurs on a short stem and is sparkling
white with pinkish edges. The very distinctive flower gives this
orchid the common name of helmet orchid.
There is only one other similar orchid occurring around Brisbane, Corybas
aconitiflorus, but can be separated as Corybas
aconitiflorus has a smaller pink to purplish flower, not the
sparkling white of Corybas barbarae.