(blacktongue finger-orchid) is a small herb, found mainly in dry heathland and heathy woodland habitats in lowland areas of the northern half of Tasmania. While recorded from over 20 locations, the data suggest that the total population in Tasmania is small as most sites support only 1 or 2 plants and the species is likely to occupy well less than 1 ha in total, making the species susceptible to losses from chance events. The species and its habitat face a very high risk of inadvertent losses as the precise site of many subpopulations is unknown and the species may avoid detection as it tends to flower and be identifiable infrequently; flowering in response to disturbance such as fire, in non-drought years only. The species has been seen from only 4 sites in the last 20 years suggesting a serious decline. The most important needs of the species are to prevent destruction and degradation of known and potential habitat, and to promote recruitment through burning and/or slashing habitat.
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