Cyrtostylis huegelii

Cyrtostylis huegelii known as the western common gnat orchid or midge orchid, is a species of orchid endemic to Western Australia. It has a single rounded leaf and a flowering spike with up to fifteen pale green and dull red flowers with a purplish, shelf-like labellum; some authorities regard C. huegelii as a synonym of Cyrtostylis reniformis var. huegelii. Cyrtostylis huegelii is a terrestrial, deciduous, herb with a single round, ground-hugging leaf 30–70 mm long and 20–50 mm wide. Up to fifteen green and fawn-coloured or dull red flowers 10–20 mm long and about 5 mm wide are borne on a flowering stem 100–350 mm high; the dorsal sepal is curves forward, 10 -- 14 mm long and about 2 mm wide. The lateral sepals are 8 -- about 1 mm wide and curve forwards or downwards; the petals are similar in size and shape to curve downwards. The labellum is purplish, shelf-like, tapered oblong, 8–11 mm long and about 3 mm wide with a pointed tip but lacking the serrations of the form found in eastern Australia.

Flowering occurs from July to September. Cyrtostylis huegelii was first formally described in 1846 by Stephan Endlicher from a specimen collected on Rottnest Island; the description was published in J. G. C. Lehmann's Plantae Preissianae; the specific epithet honours Charles von Hügel. Some authorities regard C. huegelii as a synonym of C. reniformis var. huegelii. The western gnat orchid grows in shrubland and forest in wetter parts of the state and on granite outcrops in more inland areas, it is found from Kalbarri to Esperance

1954 New Zealand Royal Visit Honours

The 1954 New Zealand Royal Visit Honours were appointments by Elizabeth II to the Royal Victorian Order, to mark her visit to New Zealand in the summer of 1953–1954. During her visit, she visited 46 cities; the honours were announced between 15 January and 29 January 1954. The recipients of honours are displayed here. Lieutenant-General Sir Willoughby Norriegovernor-general and commander-in-chief of New Zealand William Alexander Bodkin David Emmet Fouhy Major Michael Augustus Tulk Trasenster Eric Henry Compton – commissioner, New Zealand Police Force Arthur Grant Harper Clement Anthony Furlong Percy James Nalder – assistant commissioner, New Zealand Police ForceIn 1984, Members of the Royal Victorian Order, fourth class, were redesignated as Lieutenants of the Royal Victorian Order. Inspector Willis Spencer Brown – New Zealand Police Force Squadron Leader John Te Herekiekie Grace – Royal New Zealand Air Force Major Noel Rodney Ingle – New Zealand Military Forces Betty Nora Manning William Laurie Middlemass Patrick Jerad O'Dea Peter John Hope Purvis Flight Lieutenant Bruce William Thomas Richards – Royal New Zealand Air Force Squadron Leader Cyril Laurence Siegert – Royal New Zealand Air Force William Graham Taylor Captain Henry Campbell Walker – New Zealand National Airways Corporation Charles Henry Williams John Baxendale Allan Stewart Dawson Detective Sergeant Alan Robertson Grant – New Zealand Police Force John Nathaniel George Mounsey Warrant Officer First Class Albert Edward Naulls – New Zealand Army Henry Richard Rump Horace Joseph Stevenson