Epiphytic Orchids

Perching on Trees and Rocks

             
Bulbophyllum tuberculatum
 
Drymoanthus adversus
 
Drymoanthus flavus
 
Earina aestivalis
Bulb Leaf Orchid
Bulbophyllum tuberculatum
Okoia - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers April - May
Found mainly on the upper branches
of tall forest trees, and therefore mostly
only seen when the branches or trees
fall to the ground. Uncommon and local.


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Fleshy Tree Orchid
Drymoanthus adversus
Okoia - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers October - November
Found throughout New Zealand
growing on lichen covered branches
and trunks. Is quite common in
some lowland forests.


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Spotted Fleshy Orchid
Drymoanthus flavus
Whirinaki - Bay Of Plenty
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers September - December
Found growing on lichen covered
branches and trunks. Leaves are
fleshy, oval, dull green and
speckled. Uncommon & sparse


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Bamboo Orchid
Earina aestivalis
Wairoa Loop Track - Hunua Range
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers November - April
Similar in appearance to E mucronata,
but with broader leaves & a more open
habit. Mostly coastal, preferring trees
exposed to salt laden winds.


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Earina autumnalis
 
Earina mucronata
 
Bulbophyllum pygmaeum
 
Dendrobium cunninghamii
Raupeka
Earina autumnalis
Okoia - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers February - May
Found throughout NZ on trees and
rocks. Flowers up to 13mm across.
White with yellow markings on the
labellum & column. Very fragrant.


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Peka-a-waka
Earina mucronata
Okoia - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers October - February
Found throughout NZ on trees and
rocks, especially in lowland forests.
Panicle to 10cm long with many
cream - yellow and orange flowers.


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Piripiri
Bulbophyllum pygmaeum
York Bay - Eastbourne
Photo: Bob Watson

Flowers December - January
Found throughout New Zealand
growing on trees, and rocks.
Prefers lichen covered branches
and trunks. Flowers are tiny.


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Winika, Pekapeka
Dendrobium cunninghamii
Okoia - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers December - January
Found throughout the NZ forests
growing upon trees. Stems up to
1 metre long and cane-like. Has
white flowers up to 2.5cm across.


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