OrchidDiplodium truncatum    

2 Little dumpies at Mount Majura

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Diplodium truncatum at Mount Majura - 30 Apr 2017
Diplodium truncatum at Mount Majura - 30 Apr 2017
Diplodium truncatum at Mount Majura - 30 Apr 2017
Diplodium truncatum at Mount Majura - 30 Apr 2017
Diplodium truncatum at Mount Majura - 30 Apr 2017

Identification history

Orchid Diplodium truncatum 30 Apr 2017 CathBMultiple Significant Sightings - CathB has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - CathB has reported over 500 sightings!
Orchid Diplodium truncatum 30 Apr 2017 AaronClausenMultiple Significant Sightings - AaronClausen has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - AaronClausen has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - AaronClausen joined us in 2014!
Orchid Diplodium truncatum 30 Apr 2017 petersanMultiple Significant Sightings - petersan has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - petersan has reported over 100 sightings!

Significant sighting

waltraudMultiple Significant Sightings - waltraud has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - waltraud has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - waltraud joined us in 2014! noted:
1 May 2017

(1) First record of Diplodium truncatum for Mt Majura (2) in an area that has the highest recorded diversity of orchids including critically endangered species and other plant species listed rare.

13 comments

   30 Apr 2017
Another brilliant and important find Petersan, congratulations.
waltraudMultiple Significant Sightings - waltraud has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - waltraud has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - waltraud joined us in 2014! wrote:
   1 May 2017
Awesome! Thanks heaps Peter. This is not only an important finding but also the first new species recorded since our last plant species update in October 2016 :)
petersanMultiple Significant Sightings - petersan has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - petersan has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   2 May 2017
Waltraud, did you see Aaron's email? - we wondered if it would be useful to cover the few plants where the sole Diplodium at the second site has been uprooted.
waltraudMultiple Significant Sightings - waltraud has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - waltraud has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - waltraud joined us in 2014! wrote:
   2 May 2017
Peter, i'm super busy right now and wonder whether you could do the cover up? i could provide wire mesh guards and stakes and could leave them at the blue metal road park entrance or i could squeeze in an hour tomorrow (Wednesday) morning between 9.30 and 10.30am.
waltraudMultiple Significant Sightings - waltraud has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - waltraud has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - waltraud joined us in 2014! wrote:
   2 May 2017
Better time tomorrow: 8.30-9.30am - i just checked my diary ...
petersanMultiple Significant Sightings - petersan has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - petersan has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   2 May 2017
Yep. I could meet you at 8.30.
waltraudMultiple Significant Sightings - waltraud has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - waltraud has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - waltraud joined us in 2014! wrote:
   2 May 2017
Ok. Meet at park entrance mackenzie Street bottom of Blue Metal Road?
petersanMultiple Significant Sightings - petersan has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - petersan has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   2 May 2017
Yes, that's fine.
   2 May 2017
Hey Peter, I don't suppose you also feel like doing up a new larger cage for our precious single known location of Duiris dendrobiodes if you are getting some gear from Waltraud? The current cage has been there for like 3 years and the plant has outgrown it and the cage and stakes are way too close and damaging the ground very close to the plant... The cage also regularly blows away and rips out of the ground - I can send you the location if that's helpful, only thing is it's a tricky little single plant to find. Cheers Aaron.
petersanMultiple Significant Sightings - petersan has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - petersan has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   2 May 2017
Aaron, I would be more than happy to do this but could I check the site first to see what needs to be done then get the material from Waltraud to set up a new cage. I don’t know where the Diuris cage is so maybe you could send the coordinates.
You would be aware there are a number of cages near the upper dam that also seem fairly knocked about and even overgrown and could be repaired a bit depending on what is under them and whether it can be done without damaging the protected species. I don’t know if these are checked every year?
I meet Waltraud tomorrow morning. Peter
waltraudMultiple Significant Sightings - waltraud has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - waltraud has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - waltraud joined us in 2014! wrote:
   2 May 2017
The cages at the dams are installed by CPR I think and unfortunately they seemed not to be checked. The Majura twin dams are the play ground of the local Hackett Blue Gum School and the cages seemed to be kicked around quite a bit ....
I'm happy to provide wire mesh guards for orchid protection. However since I have only hard wood stakes extra care is required to not damage the orchids when the stakes are hammered in. If the orchid is dormant/not visible I suggest to wait.
   2 May 2017
Waltraud, do we need to buy a bag of like metal tent pegs or something? They seem much better for this kind of thing as they can penetrate the really hard ground?
waltraudMultiple Significant Sightings - waltraud has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - waltraud has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - waltraud joined us in 2014! wrote:
   3 May 2017
Aaron,
I have plenty of u-shaped steel pegs, 15cm long, 3cm wide sharply pointed on both ends. We could use dismantled i.e. flattened wire mesh guards / chicken wire to form a protective tent / canopy over the orchids and fix the wire mesh with the steel pegs.

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Species information

Sighting information

  • Mount Majura Location
  • 4 Abundance
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