Bird Orchids

Chiloglottis Alliance


Chiloglottis formicifera
 
Chiloglottis trapeziformis
 
Chiloglottis cornuta
 
Chiloglottis valida
Ant Orchid
Chiloglottis formicifera
Syn: Myrmechila formicifera
Cultivated Specimen
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers August - September
A Trans-Tasman vagrant from Australia.
The only NZ specimens were found
near Kaitaia from 1900 to 1903.


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Broad Lip Bird Orchid
Chiloglottis trapeziformis
Syn: Myrmechila trapeziformis
Iwitahi - Taupo
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers November - December
A Trans-Tasman vagrant from Australia.
One colony found under exotic Pine
forest near Levin in 2001.


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Green Bird Orchid
Chiloglottis cornuta
Syn: Simpliglottis cornuta
Dawson Falls - Mt Taranaki
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers October - February
A common species found in well lit
native forests, scrub and exotic
Pine plantations throughout NZ.


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Large Bird Orchid
Chiloglottis valida
Syn: Simpliglottis valida
Iwitahi - Taupo
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers October - December
A Trans-Tasman vagrant from Australia.
Found at a few scattered locations
from Taupo southward.


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