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OrchidThelymitra megcalyptra

Swollen sun orchid at Cotter River, ACT

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Thelymitra megcalyptra at Cotter River, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra megcalyptra at Cotter River, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra megcalyptra at Cotter River, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra megcalyptra at Cotter River, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra megcalyptra at Cotter River, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra megcalyptra at Cotter River, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Thelymitra megcalyptra at Cotter River, ACT - 10 Dec 2017

Identification history

Orchid Thelymitra megcalyptra 6 Jan 2018 MichaelMulvaneyMultiple Significant Sightings - MichaelMulvaney has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - MichaelMulvaney has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - MichaelMulvaney joined us in 2014!
Orchid Thelymitra megcalyptra 13 Dec 2017 TonyWoodFounding Explorer - TonyWood joined us in 2014!
Orchid Thelymitra sp. 13 Dec 2017 GlenRyanSignificant Sighting - GlenRyan has made a recognised, significant sighting!

Author's notes

Single plant which to me closely resembles the Thelymitra sp. in sighting 3387170 (mentioned in that description). Similarities to sighting 3387170 include : growing in more shaded position in forest (rather then roadside verge), similar number of flowers, similar size and colour of flowers, flowering stem over 40cm in length and 'fallen over' - running almost parallel to the ground + broad, ribbed leaves. Same as 3387170 ? Cheers Glen

3 comments

TonyWoodFounding Explorer - TonyWood joined us in 2014! wrote:
   14 Dec 2017
I would be reasonably comfortable with calling this one T. megcalyptra, broad ribbed leaf, and blackish towards the top of the column.
GlenRyanSignificant Sighting - GlenRyan has made a recognised, significant sighting! wrote:
   14 Dec 2017
Coolio! Thanks Tony :)
   6 Jan 2018
This should be regarded as probable identification rather than definitive - Thelymitra are difficult to ID from photos

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Location information

Species information

  • Highly sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • GlenRyan Recorded by
  • 10 Dec 2017 Recorded on
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