!Burnettia cuneata Lindl. 1840

Plant and Flower Photos by Colin Rowan and his Retired Aussies Website

Part Sun CoolColdSpring

Common Name The Cuneate Burnettia - In Australia The Lizard Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania Australia at elevations of sea level to 600 meters in dense shrubby swamps as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an ovoid tuber giving rise to an erect, purple stem carrying a leaf-like basal, conduplicate, acute, inflated bract that blooms in the spring on an erect, 1.2 to 5.2" [3 to 13 cm] long, 1 to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Caladenia cuneata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1871; Lyperanthus burnettii F.Muell. 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Lyperanthus burnetia; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo/drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 4 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #2 2019 photo fide;