Australian Journal of Botany Australian Journal of Botany Society
Southern hemisphere botanical ecosystems

The Ecology of Thelymitra epipactoides F Muell (Orchidaceae) in Victoria, Australia, and the Implications for Management of the Species

DM Calder, SC Cropper and D Tonkinson

Australian Journal of Botany 37(1) 19 - 32
Published: 1989


The habitats of existing populations of Thelymitra epipactoides in Victoria, Australia, are described according to the physical and biotic environments. The orchid is confined to a range of heathland communities usually near the coast. The species seems to prefer the more open, previously disturbed sites within the community. Following a discussion of the particular habitat requirements of T. epipactoides, some guidelines for the conservation management of the species are outlined.

© CSIRO 1989

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