Te Papa botanist wins the Hatch Medal for orchid research

Congratulations to Botany Curator Carlos Lehnebach who was recently awarded the 2017 Hatch Medal by the New Zealand Native Orchid Group.

The Hatch medal is awarded annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to New Zealand orchidology.

Carlos’ award recognises his research describing new orchid species and determining the ways in which New Zealand orchids are pollinated.

He has also mentored many students studying orchids and regularly gives talks to the public promoting New Zealand’s orchids.

Dr Carlos Lehnebach

Hatch medal, 2017.