Story: Orchids

Flower shapes (1st of 4)

Flower shapes

The sepals and petals of sun orchids are similar, and the flower has a regular appearance. This spotted sun orchid (Thelymitra nervosa) grows on poor soils in scrub and tussock areas of central New Zealand.

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New Zealand Native Orchids
Photograph by Michael Pratt

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Ian St George. 'Orchids - Orchid habitat, features and conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 8-Jul-13
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10824/flower-shapes