9 Dec 2016

Critter of The Week

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:39 pm on 9 December 2016
Gastrodia Cooperae

Gastrodia Cooperae Photo: Supplied

Nicola Toki, DoC's endangered species ambassador, introduces us to Gastrodia Cooperae AKA Cooper's black potato orchid. 

Its name is in recognition of Dorothy ‘Dot’ A. Cooper who established the New Zealand Native Orchid Group and who authored the Field Guide to New Zealand orchids in 1981.