Rhizanthella gardneri R.S.Rogers Underground Orchid
J.Roy.Soc.Western Australia 15:1 (1930)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 26 May 2003

Tuberous, perennial, herb, flowers develop under the surface and break through as they mature; flowers c. 6 mm long, 5 mm wide. Fl. pink-purple, May to Jul. Sand. Grows in association with Melaleuca uncinata.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Recherche, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Ravensthorpe.