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OrchidHymenochilus sp.   

Unnamed at Rob Roy Range

Hymenochilus sp. at Rob Roy Range - 8 Oct 2001

Identification history

Orchid Hymenochilus sp. 14 Aug 2014 AaronClausen
Orchid Hymenochilus sp. 14 Aug 2014 AaronClausen
Unidentified 3 Aug 2014 michaelb

10 comments

michaelb wrote:
   3 Aug 2014
These photos aren't very good. I was told they were most likely of Pterostylis cycnocephala, (now Hymenochilus cycnocephalus I believe). Is that a good choice?
   3 Aug 2014
We need Tony's expertise here... :)
TonyWood wrote:
   3 Aug 2014
There are several Hymenochilus that superficially look very similar. It may well be H. cycnocephalus, but need to see the appendage at the base of the labellum for a positive id.
michaelb wrote:
   3 Aug 2014
Thanks Aaron and Tony. Since there are quite a lot of these orchids around here, and very few of us have the detailed knowledge to be able to identify them, how can we correctly report them? Is it possible to simply have "Hymenochilus species" as an entry on the species list?
   5 Aug 2014
Hi Michael, let me have a think about this one. It's a good question, as I'm sure the ACT Gov and ALA would indeed be interested in knowing that the broad species exists, even though we don't have enough info to make a fully accurate ID.
michaelb wrote:
   5 Aug 2014
Thanks Aaron There is a precedent set from your own species lists ….. see Austrodanthonia spp. (Wallaby Grasses), Dichelachne spp. (Plume Grasses) and Lomandra sp. (Matrush).
   14 Aug 2014
Aaron perhaps we can add Hymenochilus sp. to the list of plants occurring on Rob Roy and leave it at that until some-one is able to make a positive ID or send in a photo with the distinguishing features
   14 Aug 2014
Yep that sounds like a practical solution for now, all done guys. Cheers..
michaelb wrote:
   14 Aug 2014
Thanks guys. I'm glad we've got that sorted out. I've added the other sighting locations now.
   15 Aug 2014
Great to hear Michael...

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 8 Oct 2001 Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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