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Threatened species

Hartman's Sarcochilus - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Sarcochilus hartmannii
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 22 Nov 2018


Hartman's Sarcochilus is an epiphytic orchid with upright or semi-upright stems attached by fleshy creeping roots to rocks. Stems can be up to 100 cm long, though are usually shorter. Leaves are arranged in two ranks, scattered along the stem, and are about 20 cm long by 2 cm wide and folded. The flowering stem is up to 25 cm long with as many as 25 flowers. Each flower is 3 cm across, and is white with reddish-brown spots in the central parts of the flowers.


From the Richmond River in northern NSW to Gympie in south-east Queensland.

Habitat and ecology

  • Favours cliff faces on steep narrow ridges supporting eucalypt forest and clefts in volcanic rock from 500 to 1,000 m in altitude. Also found occasionally at the bases of fibrous trunks of trees, including cycads and grass-trees.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South Eastern QueenslandBurringbar-Conondale Ranges Predicted None
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Lowlands Predicted None
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known None
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Predicted None