Native NZ Orchids.

I love this website! It is a great place for me to learn more and more about the world around me and the world that I live in.

I did not know for example that here in NZ there were native orchids, but I stumbled on some in August and was advised that they needed to flower in order to be able to identify what native orchid it was.

So for the past 6 weeks I have lurked around that path, wandering down it every few days or so and finally there are a few in flower! Camera in hand, the photos taken and uploaded here, I will now be able to get it properly identified.

Im also going to reasearch to see if I can transplant them or how to wild propagate them so I can get more growing in another area where the micro climate on the path where they are growing is basically the same. Should be an interesting experiment.

Posted by tangatawhenua tangatawhenua, October 12, 2015 03:35

Observations

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What

Sun Orchids Genus Thelymitra

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

August 22, 2015

Description

This comes up beside a track, usually in winter. There are quite a few of them that pop up like this one and they disappear in summer. Ive been told it is an orchid?

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

October 12, 2015 01:34 PM NZDT

Description

Sun orchid finally flowering on a track in Henderson Bay after about 6 weeks of just buds.

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That's great! It's fun to see what this site inspires people to do :-)

Posted by carrieseltzer about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Thank you kindly carrieseltzer for your comment :D

Posted by tangatawhenua about 4 years ago (Flag)

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