South-Coast Mignonette Orchid  |  

Microtis globula

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Microtis globula, Family Orchidaceae, also known as South-Coast Mignonette Orchid and Globula Mignonette Orchid, is a herbaceous perennial, with a single terete leaf, 2Ð4 mm wide and 8Ð25 cm long, and flowering stems, up to 35 cm, with up to 40 pale yellow-green flowers. Flowers are 2 mm wide and long and are crowded along the upper stem. Lateral sepals curve inwards, giving each flower a globular appearance. It is one of the last Microtis species to flower each year, in December and January (Robinson & Coates, 1995; Brown et al., 1998; Hearn, et al., 2006).

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Microtis globula

    As many populations are located within national parks; the species should remain largely undisturbed unless threatened by fire however; plants have not been recorded at many populations for a number of years (DEC; 2008).

    Threats The main identified threat to South Coast Mignonette Orchid is inappropriate fire regimes.