Potato Orchids

Leafless Saprophytic Orchids


Gastrodia cunninghamii
 
Gastrodia longcolumn
 
Gastrodia minor
 
Gastrodia sesamoides
Huperei
Gastrodia cunninghamii
Okoia - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers November - February
Found throughout NZ in forests and
scrub. Flowers range from very dark
brown, light brown to greenish.


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Potato Orchid
Gastrodia "longcolumn"
Barton's Bush - Hutt Valley
Photo: Eric Scanlen

Flowers December - January
An un-named species with a column
as long as the labellum. Flowers are
olive green to dark brown in colour.


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Small Potato Orchid
Gastrodia minor
Horopito - Mt Ruapehu
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers November - January
A small leafless orchid that is easily
overlooked. Grows mainly under scrub,
and in exotic Pine plantations.


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Perei
Gastrodia aff sesamoides
Iwitahi - Taupo
Photo: Ian St George

Flowers October - January
A leafless orchid with drooping light
brown to cream flowers. Now quite
common in exotic Pine forests.


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Gastrodia longcolumn black
 
Potato Orchid
Gastrodia "longcolumn black"
Okoia - Wanganui
Photo: Michael Pratt

Flowers December - January
A dark coloured form of G "longcolumn"
with flowers dark greenish-brown to
almost black in colour.


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