Gnat Orchids

Acianthus Alliance

             
Acianthus sinclairii
 
Cyrtostylis oblonga
 
Cyrtostylis rotundifolia
 
Townsonia deflexa
Pixie Cap
Acianthus sinclairii
Waitakere Range
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers May - October
A common orchid found in lowland
forests and scrub. Has 1 -10 green
flowers with a maroon labellum.


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Gnat Orchid
Cyrtostylis oblonga
Waipoua Forest - Northland
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers July - October
Found in scrub and light forests from
Waikato northward. Leaves are oblong.
Flowers maroon to pink in colour.


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Gnat Orchid
Cyrtostylis rotundifolia
Muritai Track - Wellington
Photo: Bob Watson

Flowers July - October
Found mainly in scrub in Northland,
the East Coast, Wairarapa, Wellington,
and the Northern South Island.


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Creeping Forest Orchid
Townsonia deflexa
Turoa - Mt Ruapehu
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers November - January
Has 1 - 4 greenish flowers with some
maroon colouring on the inner labellum.
Grows in high altitude Beech Forest.


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