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Habenaria harroldii     D.L.Jones

This native groundcover is commonly known as southern rein orchid.

Habenaria harroldii is described as a "monocot" in the Orchidaceae family.

In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is classified as Endangered. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.

A very slender plant with 3-5 obliquely erect, linear-lanceolate 4-6cm long leaves. Flowering stem 12-30cm high with 3-16 pure white 1 cm high flowers. Flowering period March-April. A very rare species; currently the only known population is at Maroom. (Alan Logan). First found near Tewantin in 1976 by Arthur Harold but not seen since in that exact locality. Found at Maroom by Alan Logan and Ted Smith (Wambaliman Autumn 2015). Listed as a priority locally significant species in the Fraser Coast Region Threatened Species Action Plan (Ecosure 2019, Stage 2 TSAP for Fraser Coast LGA, version R3, Report to Fraser Coast Regional Council. Brisbane.). 

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.

Reported at 1 Fraser Coast locality: Maroom.

Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.

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