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OrchidGastrodia surcula

Snowgum potato orchid at Namadgi National Park

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Gastrodia surcula at Namadgi National Park - 20 Dec 2014
Gastrodia surcula at Namadgi National Park - 20 Dec 2014

Identification history

Orchid Gastrodia surcula 17 Jul 2015 TonyWood
Orchid Gastrodia surcula 17 Jul 2015 KenT

Author's notes

Identification based on Jones et al. 2008 Field guide orchids of ACT p139 fig b, cf. same figure for Gastrodia sesamoides

2 comments

TonyWood wrote:
   17 Jul 2015
This may well be G. surcula, but not easy to separate from G. sesamoides. The location would help as G. surcula is found at higher elevations (above 1000m), and known principally from the Mt Ginini area.
TonyWood wrote:
   17 Jul 2015
I have now confirmed this as G. surcula as I see it was close to other sightings at Ginini carpark.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 20 Dec 2014 10:13 AM Recorded on
  • KenT Recorded by
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