Story: Orchids

Spider orchid (3rd of 4)

Spider orchid

The upper sepal forms a long, pointed hood ove the rest of the flower in the dancing spider orchid Nematoceras acuminatum. The side sepals and petals are reduced to fine filaments.

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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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10826/spider-orchid (accessed 29 October 2021)

Story by Ian St George, published 24 Sep 2007