Dwarf Hammer-orchid  |  

Drakaea micrantha

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

The Dwarf Hammer-orchid is a tuberous, terrestrial herb which has a diminutive flower, 1.2-2.5 cm long, on a stem that grows to 30 cm. Its heart-shaped leaf, about 1.5 cm long, is silvery grey with prominent green veins.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Drakaea micrantha

    Threats The main identified threat to Dwarf Hammer orchid is fire between June and early October; when its above ground parts and replacement tuber are actively growing (Brown et al.; 1998).