Burnettia cuneata was first described by Lindley (1840) from specimen found from Mr. Gunn in Tasmania, where it is endemic. It can be found in southeastern parts of Australia (Victoria, NSW) aswell. B. cuneata is the only species in its genus. It is rare due to the fact that it blooms only for a few days after wild fires. It is up to 13cm tall and develops an underground tuber and is most probably connected to mycorrhizal fungi of Melaleuca squarrosa (Tiong, Cootes 2015). The name is today accepted by WCSP.
Burnettia cuneata Lindley 1840
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