Another very strange flower. All the slightly strange observation of this species were in close proximity to each other. Noticeable variation also seemed to be occurring on the same flower stem.
Growing on track edge.
Nice large specimen.
A slightly larger T. longifolia growing in a more sheltered location out of the prevailing wind.
Pink tinged flower. I always think that maybe the orchids are trying to blend in with the leptospermum scoparium to attract a pollinator?
Initially when I took photos I was thinking T. tholiformis. Now I look at photos I am thinking T. aemula? Either way a very stunted specimen growing near http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/4734731. The size of the T .pulchella stems and flowers did not overly seem to be affected by the more harsh environment.
Sadly - yet another serious environmental weed going for it along Kaipatiki Stream.
Asparagales is the name of an order of plants, used in modern classification systems such as the APG III system (which is used throughout this article). The order takes its name from the family Asparagaceae and is placed in the monocots. The order has only recently been recognized in classification systems. It was first put forward by Huber in 1977 and later taken up in the Dahlgren system of 1985. Before this, many of its families...