Spurred Helmet Orchid
New Zealand Status: Endemic
Conservation Status: Not Threatened
Miniature, green perennial herb that flowers May to August. Up to 25 mm tall when flowering and 220 mm tall when fruiting. Usually only has a single leaf, occasionally two leaves.
Usually found in dark shaded sites within tall scrub or forest, often partially buried in deep, moist, semi-rotted leaf litter, especially under Kanuka and Beech trees.
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