Black-hooded sun orchid

Thelymitra atronitida
Critically Endangerd: Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016

In NSW the black-hooded sun orchid only exists in two places; Botany Bay National Park, and Bago State Forest south of Tumut.

The Bago population was estimated in 1999 to consist of approximately 50 plants only.



  • Grazing and trampling by feral horses, pigs and cattle.
  • Illegal collection .
  • Disturbance by forestry operations.