Drymoanthus adversus (Hook.f.) Dockrill 1967 Photo by Phil Bendle and The TERRAIN Website

Plant in situ New Zealand Photo by Shirley Curr and Kaimai Bush Website

Common Name The Turned Away Drymoanthus

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in New Zealand in lowland to subalpine forests on trees and rocks as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a few, glossy leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, short, paniculate, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence holding the flowers under the leaves

Synonyms *Sarcochilus adversus Hook.f. 1853; Sarcochilus breviscapus Colenso 1882; Thrixspermum adversum (Hook.f.) Rchb.f. 1868

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;

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