Miscellaneous Orchids

Various Other Terrestrial Species


Aporostylis bifolia
 
Adenochilus gracilis
 
Cryptostylis subulata
 
Danhatchia australis
Odd Leaved Orchid
Aporostylis bifolia
Dawson Falls - Mt Taranaki
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers December - January
Found in sub-alpine to alpine forest,
scrub and herb-fields from
Coromandel southward.


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Slender Forest Orchid
Adenochilus gracilis
Dawson Falls - Mt Taranaki
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers December - January
Found in montane to sub-alpine
Beech forests from East Cape
southward.


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Tongue Orchid
Cryptostylis subulata
Photo: Ian St George
Flowers December - January
An Australian migrant now firmly
established in swamps of the Far North.
Grows to metre or more high when in
flower.


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Danhatchia Orchid
Danhatchia australis
Matakawau - Awhitu Peninsula
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers December - February
An epiparasitic species with no leaves.
Nearly always found beneath
Taraire or Nikau trees.


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Orthoceras novae-zeelandiae
 
Orthoceras strictum
 
Spiranthes novae-zeelandiae
 
Spiranthes Motutangi
Horned Orchid
( Paratawhiti, Ikaika )
Orthoceras novae-zeelandiae
Horopito - Mt Ruapehu
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers December - March
Has a short floral bract behind the flower,
and a rounded labellum tip. Found
on poor clay soils and beneath scrub.


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Horned Orchid
( Paratawhiti, Ikaika )
Orthoceras strictum
Wairarapa
Photo: Ian St George

Flowers December - March
Has longer floral bracts above the flower
and a more pointed labellum than is
found on O novae-zeelandiae.


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Ladies' Tresses
Spiranthes novae-zeelandiae
Volcanic Plateau
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers January - April
Found from North Cape to South
Westland in swamps and marshy sites.
Raceme of many flowers arranged spirally
around the stem. Local and rare.


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Ladies' Tresses
Spiranthes "Motutangi"
Waipapakauri - Far North
Photo: Kevin Matthews

Flowers December - March
A rare species from the Far North.
Flowers spiral around the stem.
Labellum white and slipper-like.
Sepals and petals tinged pale pink.


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Paracaleana minor
 
Small Duck Orchid
Paracaleana minor
Syn: Sullivania minor
Photo courtesy Ian St George
Flowers November - December
An Australian vagrant. Only one small
colony currently known at Rotorua.
Labellum is touch sensitive, and flips
down when an insect alights upon it.


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Waireia stenopetala
 
Beak Orchid
Waireia stenopetala
Bald Hill - Longwood Range - Riverton
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers December - February
Found in wet, peaty places at higher
altitudes in the north, & down to sea level
in the south. Has 1 - 3 flowers, each are
green with dull red-brown spots.


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