Story: Orchids

Epiphytic orchid

Epiphytic orchid

Drymoanthus adversus is an epiphytic orchid: it grows on tree trunks or rock outcrops. Its wide-spreading roots anchor it to the host tree. During spring and early summer it sends out a spike with 10–15 tiny, pale green flowers.

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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