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Other Wildflower or HerbStylidium graminifolium   

Grass Triggerplant at Black Mountain

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Stylidium graminifolium at Black Mountain - 25 Oct 2015
Stylidium graminifolium at Black Mountain - 25 Oct 2015

Identification history

Other Wildflower or Herb Stylidium graminifolium 7 Jan 2016 RWPurdie
Other Wildflower or Herb Stylidium armeria subsp. armeria 28 Oct 2015 BettyDonWood
Other Wildflower or Herb Stylidium graminifolium 25 Oct 2015 JasonC

2 comments

   28 Oct 2015
I quote from the key to Stylidium species related to Stylidium graminifolium. S. graminifolium: leaves strictly narrowly linear to 2.5 mm wide, glaucous (with a waxy bloom), edges irregularly serrate (saw-toothed), flowers white to pale pink. In siliceous sands and well drained soils. S. armeria: Leaves greater than 3 mm wide, serrated at the apex only, 20-40 mm long, dark green, scape (flower stalk) robust, more than 2 mm wide, glandular hairy. Flowers dark pink to deep magenta. Widespread.
RWPurdie wrote:
   7 Jan 2016
I've just checked two papers relevant to Stylidium graminifolium and S. armeria: Raulings & Ladiges (2001) Australian Systematic Botany 14, 901-935, and Jackson & Wiltshire (2001) Australian Systematic Botany 14, 937-969. Both provided keys and descriptions for the two species (though Jackson & Wiltshire note they only examined Tasmanian herbarium specimens for S. graminifolium. It’s unclear how many specimens Raulings & Ladiges looked at, but they don’t cite any ACT specimens for S. graminifolium, and only one ACT specimen (from Mt Franklin) for S. armeria [all the other S. armeria specimens cited in their paper under the ACT are actually from NSW].
I’ve checked all the ACT specimens in ANH for both species against the keys and descriptions in the above two papers; the specimens include many from Black Mountain. Based on the herbarium specimens and relating it to my field knowledge of the genus on Black Mountain, I don’t believe S. armeria occurs on Black Mountain, Bruce Ridge or Mt Ainslie. The main obvious differences between the two species are the leaves: S. graminifolium leaves are linear, up to 3 mm wide, and the mid rib is clearly visible on the lower surface. S. armeria leaves are narrowly oblanceolate (ie broader in the upper half), usually 4 mm or more wide (rarely c. 3 mm) and the midrib is not obvious on the lower surface. These characters are difficult to tell from photos but are readily apparent in herbarium specimens (and fresh specimens).

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(genus) (A Geometer Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 22 Sep 2017 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 21 Sep 2017 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 21 Sep 2017
Apiocera sp. (genus) (A flower loving fly) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2019
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2019
Melobasis thoracica (A jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2019
Castiarina decemmaculata (Castiarina Jewel Beetle) at Black Mountain - 7 Oct 2019
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 29 Sep 2019
Lepidoscia sp. (genus) (Unidentified cone case moth) at Black Mountain - 29 Sep 2019
Clania lewinii (Lewin's case moth) at Black Mountain - 29 Sep 2019
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 29 Sep 2019
Grevillea alpina (Mountain Grevillea / Cat's Claws Grevillea) at Black Mountain - 29 Sep 2019
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Black Mountain - 2 Sep 2019
Epidesmia sp. (genus) (Epidesmia moth) at Black Mountain - 2 Sep 2019
Polyphrades paganus (A weevil) at Black Mountain - 2 Sep 2019
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Black Mountain - 17 Aug 2019
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at Black Mountain - 8 Aug 2019
Opiliones (order) (Unidentified harvestman) at Black Mountain - 8 Aug 2019
Polyphrades paganus (A weevil) at Black Mountain - 8 Aug 2019
Stenocotis sp. (genus) (A Leafhopper) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019
Senostoma sp. (genus) (Bristle Fly) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019
Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019
Stibaroma sp.(genus) (A Line-moth) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019
Rayieria sp. (genus) (Mirid plant bug) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019
Chalcopteroides sp. (genus) (Rainbow darkling beetle) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019
Clania lewinii (Lewin's case moth) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019
Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Black Mountain - 8 Apr 2019
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Black Mountain - 19 Mar 2019
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Black Mountain - 21 Dec 2018
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Black Mountain - 21 Dec 2018
Leptospermum continentale (Prickly Teatree) at Black Mountain - 6 Dec 2018
Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-anther Flax Lily) at Black Mountain - 21 Nov 2018
Gastrophora henricaria (Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2018
Melanodes anthracitaria (Black Geometrid) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2018
Hypobapta percomptaria (Southern Grey) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2018
Maratus vespertilio (Bat-like peacock spider) at Black Mountain - 12 Aug 2018
Chloroclystis insigillata (Insigillated Carpet) at Black Mountain - 23 Apr 2018
Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Black Mountain - 23 Apr 2018
Anachloris uncinata (Hook-winged Carpet) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018
Smyriodes sp nr aplectaria at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018
Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 17 Apr 2018
Chenuala heliaspis (Rose Anthelid) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018
Lasiosticha canilinea at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018
Agriophara platyscia (A Concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018
Proteuxoa cinereicollis (A noctuid or owlet moth) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018
Pantydia sparsa ( A noctuid moth) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018
Achyra affinitalis (Cotton Web Spinner) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018
Arhodia lasiocamparia (Pink Arhodia) at Black Mountain - 15 Apr 2018
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Black Mountain - 23 Mar 2018
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Black Mountain - 23 Mar 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Black Mountain - 23 Mar 2018
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Black Mountain - 23 Mar 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Black Mountain - 23 Mar 2018
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Black Mountain - 15 Mar 2018
Wingia aurata (Golden Leaf Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Isomoralla pyrrhoptera (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Opodiphthera eucalypti (Emperor Gum Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Hypobapta diffundens (Diffundens Grey) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Mataeomera mesotaenia (Mini Owlet Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Prasinocyma semicrocea (Common Gum Emerald) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Arhodia lasiocamparia (Pink Arhodia) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (A Pyralid Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Arhodia lasiocamparia (Pink Arhodia) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Chlorocoma dichloraria (Doubled-fringed or Guenee's Emerald) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Antictenia punctunculus (A geometer moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Arhodia lasiocamparia (Pink Arhodia) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Black Mountain - 24 Jan 2018
Anthela varia (Varied anthelid) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017
Grammodes justa (Plain Box-Owlet) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017
Opodiphthera eucalypti (Emperor Gum Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017
Scioglyptis chionomera (Grey-patch Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017
Lasiosticha opimella (A Pyralid moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017
Ageletha hemiteles (Webbing Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017
Gauna aegusalis (A Pyralid moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017
Trichiocercus sparshalli (Sparshall's Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017
Eucyclodes buprestaria at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017
Psilosticha pristis (Little Brown Bark Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2017
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Endoxyla encalypti (Wattle Goat Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Hypobapta diffundens (Diffundens Grey) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Heliocausta sp. (genus) (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Wingia lambertella at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Destolmia lineata (Streaked Notodontid) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Ageletha hemiteles (Webbing Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Mimaglossa nauplialis (A Pyralid moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Termessa nivosa (Snowy Footman) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (A Pyralid Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Termessa zonophanes (Double Yellow-patched Footman) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Phytotrypa propriella (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Merocroca automima (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Merocroca automima (A concealer moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Cryptophasa sp. (genus) (A Timber moth (subfamily Xyloryctidae)) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Arrade destituta (A Noctuid moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Idaea sp. (genus) (A Geometer Moth) at Black Mountain - 9 Nov 2017
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 22 Sep 2017
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 21 Sep 2017
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 21 Sep 2017

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