Nice finds @BushboySince Richard M in Australia posted a pic of a weird dwarf orchid a few days ago, I’ve been searching for the NZ equivalent. A lot of our flora and flora originated in Australia. Separated by the 1200 NM of Tasman Sea, I know stuff just gets here by wind power alone. Look what I found! I couldn’t believe it! If it wasn’t for Richard’s pic, I would never have seen it.
Unfortunately, its twofold. One is, apparently August is not a good time for native orchids in New Zealand, whereas here in Australia there are usually plenty of varieties in flower, and two, quite a number of reserves, and in particular tracks where the orchids are, are closed due to Kauri dieback.Yes! Love the 10c tiki...
I used to carry a little .22 bullet. Lost it somewhere along the way..
Hope you find someone to show you their patch.
I would be keen but I’m a long way from Auckland... thank god!