Potato Orchid; Huperei
Habitat: Lowland to montane forest and common in mature pine plantations. Widespread
Key features: Knobbly outer labellum and short column deep within the tube.
Habitat: Wide range of disturbed vegetation. Widespread.
Key features: Knobbly yellow to greenish flowers and long, yellow-tipped column with pollinia visible at the mouth of the tube.
Small Potato Orchid
Habitat: Often grows under manuka, pines, kamahi or gorse, or amongst Spanish heather. Widespread.
Key features: Small plant, few smooth to ribbed flowers that scarcely open.
Potato Orchid; Perei
Habitat: Wide range of scrubby or dry vegetation including pine plantations and bark in traffic islands. Lowland to montane. South to Nelson.
Key features: Flowers smooth with few warts, yellow tipped column and pollina visible at the tube mouth.
Habitat: Forest and kanuka scrub. Wairarapa and Nelson.
Key features: Knobbly flower with a long column and black tipped labellum visible at the tube mouth.