- A slender orchid up to 10 cm tall, with a rosette of basal leaves and an erect, hairy flowering stem with smaller leaves, the flower held well above the highest leaf.
- Also known as Linguella puberula.
Distribution and Habitat
- North Island, gumlands in Northland and near Thames, but historical records from Mt Hikurangi and Thames. Nelson in South Island.
- Habitat modification and loss.
- Competition with exotic plants.
- Survey for new locations.
- Mark known sites.
- Protection of habitat.
- Weed control where necessary.
- Check existing populations annually.
- Report new locations to DOC, NZPCN.
Further Information and Support
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN). http://www.nzpcn.org.nz
- Weed management - Department of Conservation, Regional Councils.
- St George, I. 1999. The nature guide to New Zealand native orchids. Random House, Auckland.
- Hollard, V. & Clements, N. 1994. A beginner’s field guide to the native orchids of New Zealand. Published by the authors.
- Peter de Lange, Peter Heenan, David Norton, Jeremy Rolfe and John Sawyer 2010. Threatened Plants of New Zealand. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. 472 pp.