Nature conservation

Threatened species

Tallong Midge Orchid - Sydney Basin: Distribution and vegetation associations

Scientific name: Genoplesium plumosum
Conservation status in NSW: Critically Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Last updated: 16 Aug 2018

Distribution of the species within this region

The Tallong Midge Orchid is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the Sydney Basin Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Burragorang Known None
Ettrema Known Within 30 km of Tallong
Pittwater Predicted None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Tallong Midge Orchid - Sydney Basin is known to be associated with the following vegetation formations and classes. Click on a name to get background information about it.

  • Heathlands
    • Southern Montane Heaths
      • Southern Escarpment Montane Heath
    • Sydney Coastal Heaths
      • Coastal sandstone Heath-Mallee
      • Coastal sandstone rock plate heath
      • Hairpin Banksia - Slender Tea-tree heath on coastal sandstone plateaux, Sydney Basin Bioregion
    • Sydney Montane Heaths
      • Fringe Myrtle - Blue Mountains Mallee Ash heath on skeletal sandstone plateaux of Morton NP, southern Sydney Basin Bioregion