This keys out as Gastrodia “long column” on Jeremy Rolfe's Gastrodia key.
Observed growing attached to stems of both Pohutukawa and Tawa trees. Just missed flowering faded petals still attached.
Helleborine, alien, invasive
Onion orchid. Observed during scouting trip for ECOL293 course.
Native orchids of some sort, at the reserve at Ohinetahi. Observed on scouting trip for ECOL293 course (Lincoln University)
Underside of leaves and fruit capsule. This is the same patch of plants as previously reported with a photo taken by a friend http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/1009897
Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are often colourful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species, found in 880 genera. Selecting which of the two families is larger is still under debate, as concrete numbers on such enormous families are constantly in flux. Regardless,...