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OrchidCaladenia moschata   

Musky caps at Aranda Bushland

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Caladenia moschata at Aranda Bushland - 10 Oct 2015
Caladenia moschata at Aranda Bushland - 10 Oct 2015
Caladenia moschata at Aranda Bushland - 10 Oct 2015

Identification history

Orchid Caladenia moschata 10 Oct 2015 TonyWood
Orchid Caladenia moschata 10 Oct 2015 MattM
Orchid Caladenia cucullata 10 Oct 2015 MattM

Author's notes

About 3 plants in flower or close to flowering. I'm pretty sure this is C. cucullata, but there were some other plants that were a little bit paler that might have been C. moschata. EDIT: Have decided it is more likely to be C. moschata based on the amount of colouration on the labellum. Images of C. cucullata suggest that a larger portion of the labellum should be coloured.

1 comment

TonyWood wrote:
   10 Oct 2015
C. cucullata flowers a bit later, flowers are smaller and labellum shorter, with a dark purplish-red tip. C. moschata has a musky smell on warm days.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 10 Oct 2015 12:43 PM Recorded on
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