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OrchidPterostylis pedunculata   

Maroonhood at Mount Majura

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Pterostylis pedunculata at Mount Majura - 16 Sep 2015
Pterostylis pedunculata at Mount Majura - 16 Sep 2015
Pterostylis pedunculata at Mount Majura - 16 Sep 2015

Identification history

Orchid Pterostylis pedunculata 19 Sep 2015 TonyWood
Orchid Pterostylis pedunculata 16 Sep 2015 MattM

Author's notes

A colony of perhaps 100 plants. On the top of a hill nestled among rock and tussocks. Not very developed, with only 1 plant showing a flower stem, and a few others showing the first signs of developing a stem. Potentially P. nutans.

6 comments

TonyWood wrote:
   16 Sep 2015
The prominent veins suggests P. pedunculata but I would like to see them a bit more developed.
   16 Sep 2015
Wow very cool find Matt. I really hope this is P. pedunculata, but either way Mount Majura is winning! The semi-developed one in your first photo looks more like P. nutans to me?
MattM wrote:
   16 Sep 2015
I'm really not sure which one it is. It's a long way from the other populations, both in terms of distance and maturity. At least it won't be too long before all is revealed.
   16 Sep 2015
Ok keep us posted and well done on yet another key find mate.
MattM wrote:
   19 Sep 2015
Having returned to the colony, a flower was found. This is indeed P. pedunculata.
   19 Sep 2015
Awesome news well done Matt - this is a really key find for the mountain..

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 16 Sep 2015 Recorded on
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