Orchids in Aotearoa New Zealand

There are over 100 species of orchids in Aotearoa New Zealand and come in a variety of shapes, colours, and dimensions. Some are epiphytic (live on trees), while others are terrestrial and are usually found on the forest floor or among scrub. 

Our orchids thrive in diverse habitats. They inhabit forests, wetlands, mountain tops, and even roadsides across Aotearoa New Zealand. Some species are also found in the cold and remote Subantarctic Islands.