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Chiloglottis valida at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Dec 2017
Chiloglottis valida at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Dec 2017
Chiloglottis valida at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Dec 2017
Chiloglottis valida at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Dec 2017
Chiloglottis valida at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Dec 2017
Chiloglottis valida at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Dec 2017
Chiloglottis valida at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Dec 2017

Identification history

Orchid Chiloglottis valida 14 Dec 2017 TonyWoodFounding Explorer - TonyWood joined us in 2014!
Orchid Chiloglottis sp. 14 Dec 2017 GlenRyanSignificant Sighting - GlenRyan has made a recognised, significant sighting!

Author's notes

Small group of plants growing next to Pterostylis aneba (sighting 3387037). Only one with any signs of flowering - I presumed this was finishing up rather than coming out. From location and leaf I'm guessing maybe C. valida? Cheers Glen

2 comments

TonyWoodFounding Explorer - TonyWood joined us in 2014! wrote:
   14 Dec 2017
Yes Glen, almost certainly C. valida, I have seen them there myself. It appears to have been fertilised, after which the stem elongates.
GlenRyanSignificant Sighting - GlenRyan has made a recognised, significant sighting! wrote:
   14 Dec 2017
Thanks Tony - was wondering about the stem length - so that all makes sense now! Have to try and have a look at these a bit earlier next year. Cheers Glen

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Location information

Species information

  • Highly sensitive
  • Local Native

Sighting information

  • 9 Abundance
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  • 11 Dec 2017 Recorded on
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