(dainty leek-orchid) is a terrestrial orchid endemic to Tasmania. It is known from the State’s south at Snug Tiers and the Wellington Range, where it grows in sedgey moorland, subalpine sedgeland and bolster heath. The total population is thought to consist of fewer than 1000 plants, putting the species at risk from chance events, particularly for the smaller subpopulations. The main threats to the species are associated with climate change, including increased severity and frequency of drought, a possible reduction in snow and ice cover, and a possible increase in both fire frequency and intensity, the long-term consequence being a decline in the number of plants and reduction of suitable habitat.
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