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 CathB1K
Orchid Diplodium truncatum 30 Apr 2017 AaronClausen2.1K
Orchid Diplodium truncatum 30 Apr 2017 petersan303

Significant sighting

waltraud396 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

AaronClausen2.1K wrote:
   30 Apr 2017
Another brilliant and important find Petersan, congratulations.
waltraud396 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 :)
petersan303 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.
waltraud396 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.
waltraud396 wrote:
   2 May 2017
Better time tomorrow: 8.30-9.30am - i just checked my diary ...
petersan303 wrote:
   2 May 2017
Yep. I could meet you at 8.30.
waltraud396 wrote:
   2 May 2017
Ok. Meet at park entrance mackenzie Street bottom of Blue Metal Road?
petersan303 wrote:
   2 May 2017
Yes, that's fine.
AaronClausen2.1K wrote:
   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.
petersan303 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
waltraud396 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.
AaronClausen2.1K wrote:
   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?
waltraud396 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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Pollanisus viridipulverulentus at Mount Majura - 25 Nov 2016
Tiliqua rugosa at Mount Majura - 10 Nov 2016
Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) at Mount Majura - 23 Oct 2016
Hypochaeris glabra at Mount Majura - 9 Aug 2016
Cladonia sp. at Mount Majura - 4 Aug 2016
Lampropholis guichenoti at Mount Majura - 16 Mar 2016
Nandina domestica at Mount Majura - 16 Mar 2016
Chrysothrix xanthina at Mount Majura - 16 Mar 2016
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Salvia verbenaca at Mount Majura - 16 Mar 2016
Acrotriche serrulata at Mount Majura - 7 Mar 2016
Craspedia variabilis at Mount Majura - 22 Oct 2015
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Lomandra multiflora at Mount Majura - 9 Nov 2014
Drosera auriculata at Mount Majura - 29 Sep 2014
Acacia gunnii at Mount Majura - 5 Sep 2014
Craspedia variabilis at Mount Majura - 14 Oct 2013
Drosera sp. at Mount Majura - 19 Oct 2012
Caedicia simplex at Mount Majura - 9 Nov 2017
Tiliqua rugosa at Mount Majura - 29 Sep 2017
Unidentified Orchid (TBC) at Mount Majura - 8 Sep 2017
Unidentified Orchid (TBC) at Mount Majura - 25 Aug 2017
Unidentified Orchid (TBC) at Mount Majura - 25 Aug 2017
Diplodium truncatum (TBC) at Mount Majura - 17 Aug 2017
Microseris walteri at Mount Majura - 8 Jun 2017
Thelymitra sp. (TBC) at Mount Majura - 8 Jun 2017
Unidentified at Mount Majura - 30 Apr 2017
Pollanisus viridipulverulentus at Mount Majura - 25 Nov 2016
Tiliqua rugosa at Mount Majura - 10 Nov 2016
Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) at Mount Majura - 23 Oct 2016
Hypochaeris glabra at Mount Majura - 9 Aug 2016
Cladonia sp. at Mount Majura - 4 Aug 2016
Lampropholis guichenoti at Mount Majura - 16 Mar 2016
Nandina domestica at Mount Majura - 16 Mar 2016
Chrysothrix xanthina at Mount Majura - 16 Mar 2016
Unidentified at Mount Majura - 16 Mar 2016
Veronica calycina at Mount Majura - 16 Mar 2016
Salvia verbenaca at Mount Majura - 16 Mar 2016
Acrotriche serrulata at Mount Majura - 7 Mar 2016
Craspedia variabilis at Mount Majura - 22 Oct 2015
Craspedia variabilis at Mount Majura - 19 Sep 2015
Lomandra multiflora at Mount Majura - 9 Nov 2014
Drosera auriculata at Mount Majura - 29 Sep 2014
Acacia gunnii at Mount Majura - 5 Sep 2014
Craspedia variabilis at Mount Majura - 14 Oct 2013
Drosera sp. at Mount Majura - 19 Oct 2012

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  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

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