Threatened Orchid translocation

The orchid flowering season is well upon us and the following photograph is of the Metallic Sun-orchid or Thelymitra epipactoides which is a nationally threatened orchid species. This photograph was taken at the translocation site in Desert Camp recently by one of our valued volunteers...

In recent threatened flora news we have two sub-projects of RUEC to talk about: Avenue Cassinia (Cassinia tegulata) and threatened orchids.Avenue Cassinia is a critically endangered shrub endemic to the area between Kingston SE, South Australia, and Edenhope, Victoria. There are only about 1200 known...

[caption id="attachment_12530" align="alignright" width="300"] Elegant Spider-orchid (Bryan Haywood)[/caption] Eleven days of intricate and rewarding field work has recently come to an end after four nationally threatened terrestrial orchid species were successfully translocated into 8 sites throughout the South East through the Restoring the Under-represented Ecological Communities...

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