!Waireia stenopetala (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones, M.A.Clem. & Molloy 1997 Photo by Phil in NZ at www.flickr.com courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Part Shade Cold

Common Name The Slim Petaled Waireia

Flower Size

Found in New Zealand as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial

Synonyms Caladenia antarctica (Hook.f.) Rchb.f. 1871; Lyperanthus antarcticus Hook.f. 1847; *Thelymitra stenopetala Hook.f. 1844

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Lyperanthus antarticus; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; as Lyperanthus antarticus 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 drawing/photo fide; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photofide