Orthoceras novae-zeelandiae (A.Rich.) M.A.Clem., D.L.Jones & Molloy 1989 Photo by Graham B Giles and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The New Zealand Orthoceras

Flower Size

Found in New Zealand on dry open banks as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with several, long, pointed, stiff channeled leaves that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, 2 to 12 flowered inflorescence with short floral bracts and carrying flowers with a rounded lip apex.

Synonyms *Diuris novae-zeelandiae A.Rich. 1832; Orthoceras caput-serpentis Colenso 1889 publ. 1890; Orthoceras rubrum Colenso 1885 publ. 1886; Orthoceras solandri Lindl. 1840; Orthoceras strictum f. viride Hatch 1963

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 41 2001; Colour Field Guide to the Native Orchids of New Zealand Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide