Story: Orchids

Spider orchid

Spider orchid

Spider orchids grown on forest floors, often favouring damp, shady sites and the banks of streams. Originally all spider orchids were treated as belonging to one genus, Corybas, but since the mid-1990s they have been split into five genera. This specimen is Singularybas oblongus.

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Photograph by Dick Veitch

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Ian St George, 'Orchids - Forest orchids', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2024)

Story by Ian St George, published 24 Sep 2007