- A ‘greenhood’ orchid with an erect stem with leaves scattered up it. Leaves are up to 5 cm long and have a crinkled margin. Large, solitary pale green flowers are borne at the top of the stem, and are relatively large for the size of the plant (2.5-4 cm long).
Distribution and Habitat
- Bogs ands swamps in the North Island and northern South Island. Formerly more widespread than its current distribution.
- Habitat modification and loss (drainage, infilling).
- Competition with exotic plants.
- Disturbance by stock and wild pigs.
- Survey for new locations.
- Mark known sites.
- Protection of habitat.
- Weed control.
- Exclude stock.
- Control pigs.
- 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 and pest management - DOC, 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.