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New Zealand Native Orchids at ยป

NZ Native Orchids

New Zealand has over 160 species of Native Orchid

Sun Orchid Greenhood Caladenia Odd Leaf Orchid Beard Orchid Epiphytic Orchids

They possess small, delicate, exquisite flowers which come in a vast array of colours and forms.

Found from the coastline to the alpine herb-fields, these shy creatures are a much overlooked part of the New Zealand Native Flora.

This site gives descriptions & photos of most of the recognised species, along with details on where to find them, the flowering times, online editions of the Native Orchid Group's Journals ... and a whole lot more.

160 species are illustrated and described in the Photo Section

NZNOG AGM and Field Days - 24-27th October 2014

The next NZ Native Orchid Group AGM and Field Days will be held in Northland over Labour Weekend.

It will be based in Coopers Beach, with the principle venues being the Coopers Beach Christian Youth Camp and the Doubtless Bay Christian Centre.

Weather permitting, field trips will include Lake Ohia and the Ahipara Gumfields, with a trip to Te Paki on the Monday. Visits to these sites will provide the opportunity to observe up to 40 different recognised orchid taxa.

Accommodation choices include the Coopers Beach Christian Youth Camp (dormitory style), with Motels, a Hotel, multiple Bed & Breakfasts and many Holiday Homes also available in the area.

For More Information contact Bill Campbell:

• Click Here for the Registration Form

Colour Field Guide
Field Guide Interactive Orchid Key