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16 May 2023

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22 May 2023

Hello to the Canberra Nature Map community. Following on from our very successful meetings over the growing season we hope to continue the momentum by having an activity or field day over winter. You ...

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JaneR wrote:
43 min ago
thanks for that. The plant is at an awkward growth stage; the most informative photos would be to repeat in spring-summer hen flowering and growing.

Myriophyllum simulans
RogerF wrote:
47 min ago
It's the mottled coloration and the white stripe along the flat carina of the pronotum. I'm not sure about the tibia colour, Dave Rentz does not mention this. It's very widely distributed across Australia but uncommon and its habitat requirements are not known.

Heteropternis obscurella
JaneR wrote:
51 min ago
Good point about stem colouration for decurrens, but this doesn't seem to be a typical locality. Surveys done in and around this part of Reserve (records in ALA) give several records for H. sericea and none for H. decurrens.

Hakea decurrens subsp. decurrens
RogerF wrote:
1 hr ago
It means that the species is known from collections but the characters defining its uniqueness as a new species have not been formally described and published. Often give a number. Museum collections are full of such species waiting for a taxonomist to take on the task. Applies to all species - plants/animals - the lot.

Trigonidium (Trigonidium) australianum
JaneR wrote:
1 hr ago
Followed up your suggestions, and Juncus continuus is best fit, so am making that suggestion.
Several characteristics do not match for J. sarophorus (culm firmness, culm colour, type of pith, description of cataphylls ...) and few don't match for Juncus flavidus (culm firmness, pith character). J flavidus

Juncus continuus
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