Story: Orchids

Flower shapes (1st of 4)

Flower shapes

The sepals and petals of sun orchids are similar, and the flower has a regular appearance. This spotted sun orchid (Thelymitra nervosa) grows on poor soils in scrub and tussock areas of central New Zealand.

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New Zealand Native Orchids
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Ian St George, 'Orchids - Orchid habitat, features and conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 February 2024)

Story by Ian St George, published 24 Sep 2007