!Adenochilus gracilis Hook.f. 1853

Type for the genus Photo by Phil in NZ at www.flickr.com courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Full Shade ColdEARLYSummer

Common Name The Graceful Adenochilus - In New Zealand Slender Forest Orchid

Flower Size

Found in New Zealand in montane to subalpine, damp to wet, beech/pine forests with an erect stem carrying a single, elliptic, sessile leaf that is 1/3 up the stem that blooms in the early summer on an erect, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen #1 1-4 tafel 1&2 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing column only; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #3 2016 drawing fide;