Waireia stenopetala

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Waireia stenopetala


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Diurideae
Subtribus: Megastylidinae
Genus: Waireia
Species: Waireia stenopetala


Waireia stenopetala (Hook.f.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. & Molloy, Orchadian 12: 283 (1997)


  • Basionym
    • Thelymitra stenopetala Hook.f., Fl. Antarct.: 69 (1844)
  • Heterotypic
    • Lyperanthus antarcticus Hook.f., Fl. Antarct. 2: 544 (1847)
    • Caladenia antarctica (Hook.f.) Rchb.f., Beitr. Syst. Pflanzenk.: 67 (1871)


Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • New Zealand
      • Antipodean Islands, Chatham Islands, New Zealand North, New Zealand South.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • St George, I. (2008) The New Zealand Orchis, The editor's annual list:2008. The New Zealand Native Orchids 110: 8–19.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Beak orchid

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