Shire on trail of rare orchid
on a regular monitoring visit,” she said.
“Local Friends Group members, the Wildflower Society and WA Orchid Society volunteers have been searching for this orchid on roadsides and bushland reserves across the Shire for the past seven years. This recent re-discovery demonstrates the importance of volunteers – our citizen scientists – in ongoing efforts to protect this threatened orchid.”
WA Orchid Society member Bob Steed said: “Understanding where these orchids occur and what factors need to be managed to protect them will help the Shire of Kalamunda, DPAW and the WA Orchid Society protect these spectacular orchids for future generations.”
The total number of the orchid is hard to gauge, but there may only be fewer than 1000 individual plants left in the wild.
If you think you have seen it, call the Shire 9257 9999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The flora base website can help with identification. Go to www.florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au.
The rare crystal brook sun orchid.