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Plants of the Wide Bay District

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Species information

Acianthus exsertus     R.Br.

This native groundcover is commonly known as mosquito orchid.

Reported at 0 Fraser Coast localities: .

It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census and is listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.

In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act this taxon is classified as Least Concern.
Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.

Acianthus exsertus is described as a "monocot" in the Orchidaceae family.

A terrestrial orchid. One record for Fraser Coast region on Fraser Island.  


Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.

Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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