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Plants of the Fraser Coast Region

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Acianthus fornicatus     R.Br.

This native groundcover is commonly known as large mosquito orchid.

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

Flagged as a potential locally significant species in the Fraser Coast Region. In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is classified as Least Concern. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.

Uncommon in the Fraser Coast region recorded on K'gari (Fraser Island). Also reported at Boonooroo Plains, Tinnanbar. Maroom (Poona National Park) and Tinana Creek. A small plant with a single round or slightly obovate leaf at ground level, 1.5-3cm in diameter, green on upper surface but can be purplish on under surface. Flower stem 8-16cm high with 1-10 greenish or brownish translucent flowers 1cm high. Flowers May-July.  

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 4 Fraser Coast localities: Boonooroo Plains, Fraser Island, Tinnanbar, Tuan Forest.


Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.

Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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