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Plants of the Fraser Coast Region

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Thelymitra angustifolia     R.Br.

This native groundcover is commonly known as long leaved sun orchid.

Thelymitra angustifolia 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.

Very uncommon in the Fraser Coast region also reported at Poona National Park (Kalah Creek) and Poona (old airstrip) (Alan Logan). A slender plant with a single grass-like obliquely erect, grooved, linear leaf 10-18cm long. Flowering stem 18-30cm high with 4-12 2-2.5cm diameter blue flowers. Flowering period September-November. Includes plants previously included under Thelymitra nuda which is no longer recognised as occurring in Queensland. Specimens now considered to fall under Thelymitra angustifolia and Thelymitra Malvina (Queensland Flora Census 2021). Listed as a special least concern species in Queensland ( 

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 2 Fraser Coast localities: Tinnanbar, Tuan Forest.

Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.


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