Sand Doubletail - 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: Diuris arenaria
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 26 May 2000
Profile last updated: 01 Dec 2017


Sand Doubletail is a small ground orchid. The light purple to mauve flowers appear between August and September and are 20-30 mm wide. There are usually two 15-50 cm long by 2-6 mm wide leaves that grow from the base of the plant.


Sand Doubletail is known from the Tomaree Peninsula near Newcastle.

Habitat and ecology

  • This species occurs in coastal heath and dry grassy eucalypt forest on sandy flats.
  • Grows in gently undulating country in eucalypt forest with a grassy understorey on clay soil.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

Activities to assist this species

Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW North CoastKaruah Manning Known South from Soldiers Point
OceanHawkesbury Shelf Known None