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Genoplesium vernale

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

East Lynne midge orchid

The East Lynne midge-orchid is known from only a narrow belt of predominantly dry sclerophyll forest on the south coast of New South Wales. In 2000, a total of 436 individuals across 28 sites were counted. This number may be an underestimate however, as all suitable habitat within the species’ geographic range has not been surveyed and some known populations have not been thoroughly counted. In 2001, one additional site was also reported in Booderee National Park. Threats to the East Lynne midge orchid include habitat loss and fragmentation, through land clearance for rural and urban development and forestry operations.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Genoplesium vernale

    Fire is likely to have a burning short term impact on the East Lynne midge orchid if the during habitat is burnt whilst the species is in flower or fruit.