The blue-top sun-orchid is known from only one location on the Fleurieu Peninsula with approximately 130 individual plants. They grow in manna gum swampy woodland. The species was a traditional food resource for local Indigenous people, having an edible underground tuber.
Blue Top Sun-orchid |
Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Listing Advices, Thelymitra cyanapicata
Considering the swamp habitat required by this species; climate change is also a potential threat (DEH 2008 ForestrySA 2008). 9.