!Aporostylis bifolia (Hook.f.) Rupp & Hatch 1946

Plants and flowers in situ New Zealand Photos by Phil in NZ at www.flickr.com courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Plant and Flower in situ New Zealand Photo courtesy of Greg Steenbeeke and his Australian Orchid Website

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Common Name The Two-Leafed Aporostylis - In New Zealand The Odd Leaved Orchid

Flower Size

Found in New Zealand in deep moss and shade of montane-subalpine mossy scrub as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a hairy stem carrying 2, basal, unequal in size leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, usually single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Caladenia bifolia Hook.f. 1853; Caladenia macrophylla Colenso 1894 publ. 1895; Chiloglottis bifolia (Hook.f.) Schltr. 1911; Chiloglottis traversii F.Muell. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 photo ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo/drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 41 pg 2565 - 2625 Brieger 2001 photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;