Threatened Orchids

14 Feb 2018 Photo of the week – Orchid Dupe Wasp on a Basalt Leek-orchid

Like many of the plant species remaining on the Victorian Volcanic Plain, the endangered Basalt Leek-orchid (Prasophyllum viretrum) is threatened by clearance, fragmentation and degradation of habitat. Despite this, it's hanging in at a handful of grassland sites near Warrnambool and can be seen flowering en...

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06 Aug 2016 Threatened flora happenings – winter news from the South East

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...

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23 Jul 2016 What do dwarf galaxias, orchids and woodland birds have in common?

They're a few of the fascinating things to be found at our Maam Water Reserve project site, just out of Warrnambool! [caption id="attachment_15334" align="alignright" width="420"] Dwarf galaxias (Galaxiella pusillla) (image: M. Hammer)[/caption] Things have been steadily ticking along over the last few months at this small wetland reserve...

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14 Aug 2015 Our ‘Awkward’ orchids going back into the bush…

[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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