5 Feb 2021

Critter of the Week: Sun Orchid, Thelymitra 'Ahipara'

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:35 pm on 5 February 2021

This week's critter is a very rare orchid. The Sun Orchid or Thelymitra 'Ahipara' is only found in wetlands in the Far North.

DOC's Nic Toki talks to Jesse about how swamp kauri digging has played a bit part in the plants demise as it thrives in black swamp ooze and peatbog pools.

Thelymitra ‘Ahipara’ Flower Lake Ohia

Thelymitra ‘Ahipara’ Flower Lake Ohia Photo: Bill Campbell


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