Burnettia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Terrestrial glabrous herbs, arising from rounded tubers. Leaves reduced to sheathing bracts along elongate flowering stem. Flowers with column uppermost, petals and sepals thickish; dorsal sepal broad, erect; lateral sepals and petals similar, but more or less spreading. Labellum shorter than sepals and petals, obscurely 3-lobed, incurved, fleshy, with distal margin irregular. Column incurved, broadly winged.

1 species only, restricted to south-eastern Australia.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1994). Orchidaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Orchidaceae
Higher taxa
genus Burnettia
Subordinate taxa