OrchidThelymitra sp.   

A sun orchid at Gungahlin, ACT

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Thelymitra sp. at Gungahlin, ACT - 10 Nov 2017
Thelymitra sp. at Gungahlin, ACT - 10 Nov 2017
Thelymitra sp. at Gungahlin, ACT - 10 Nov 2017
Thelymitra sp. at Gungahlin, ACT - 10 Nov 2017
Thelymitra sp. at Gungahlin, ACT - 10 Nov 2017

Identification history

Orchid Thelymitra sp. 12 Nov 2017 TonyWoodFounding Explorer - TonyWood joined us in 2014!
Orchid Thelymitra sp. 12 Nov 2017 DerekCMultiple Significant Sightings - DerekC has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - DerekC has reported over 100 sightings!

Author's notes

Many plants in this are have successfully flowered this year but due to my late arrival and the reluctant flowering of the remaining plants I have not been able, as yet, to photograph a single open (blue) flower in spite of several (3) visits so far.

2 comments

TonyWoodFounding Explorer - TonyWood joined us in 2014! wrote:
   12 Nov 2017
Looks like they have been fertilised
DerekCMultiple Significant Sightings - DerekC has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - DerekC has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   12 Nov 2017
Yes most flower stems have been fertilized in the area. These 2 still had a single flower each still to open several days earlier but I arrived just after it clouded in time to see the last petal close. I have found another 5 or 6 plants in a more shaded area still to open. If I get the right sun/weather conditions and they don't self pollinate without opening I may still get a photo.
Derek

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Location information

Species information

  • Highly sensitive
  • Local Native

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
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  • 10 Nov 2017 Recorded on
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