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Threatened species

Pink Nodding Orchid - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Geodorum densiflorum
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 13 Jul 2001
Profile last updated: 20 Aug 2018


Ground orchid that flowers in December and January and is dormant (the plant is not visible above the ground) during winter. It has three to five leaves that are 15 – 35 cm long, 4 – 8 cm wide and marked by three prominent ribs. The flowering stem is 15 – 30 cm long and has 8 – 20 white to deep-pink flowers.


There are thought to be less than 20 populations of Pink Nodding Orchid in NSW, all north of Bundjalung National Park, and including Tweed Shire. The species also occurs in Queensland.

Habitat and ecology

  • Dry eucalypt forest and coastal swamp forest at lower altitudes, often on sand.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW North CoastYuraygir Known None
OceanTweed-Moreton Known None
South Eastern QueenslandBurringbar-Conondale Ranges Known None
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Lowlands Known None
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Sandstones Known North of the Gwydir Highway
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known None
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Known None