Kōrero: Waikato region

Swamp helmet orchid

Swamp helmet orchid

This inconspicuous orchid, which grows to just 30 mm tall, is classed as nationally critical because it is at serious risk of becoming extinct. The only place in the world that it can now be found is wetlands near Huntly.

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Department of Conservation
Photograph by Craig Purvis

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27061/swamp-helmet-orchid (accessed 16 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, updated 9 Jul 2015