Microtis oligantha L.B.Moore 1968

Plant in situ New Zealand Photos by Michael Pratt and New Zealand Native Orchids Website

Plant in Fruit Photo by Greg Steenbeeke and his Australian Orchid Website

Part shade Cold LATESpringTo Summer

Common Name The Sparsely Blooming Microtis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in New Zealand in mostly montane to sub-alpine forests, but also to sea-level on the South Island in damp hollows in tussock, grasslands, alpine meadows, and turfy lake shores as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem arising from a single tubular, dark green leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide;