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OrchidDipodium sp.

A hyacinth orchid at Mount Majura

Dipodium sp. at Mount Majura - 19 Nov 2015

Identification history

Orchid Dipodium sp. 27 Nov 2015 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 19 Nov 2015 MattM

Author's notes

Mt Majura. Different location to the current known ones.

13 comments

   19 Nov 2015
Wow Matt, top find!!! I'm keen to know where this baby is. Your GPS is playing up big time still.
TonyWood wrote:
   19 Nov 2015
I'm assuming this is a Dipodium at early bud stage.
MattM wrote:
   19 Nov 2015
This is probably Dipodium roseum. It's growing near the colony of C. atrovespa... or not... I couldn't see them so late in the season.
   19 Nov 2015
Wow all the way over there. A very good find and Waltraud will be interested to know there are more. It would be mind blowing if you found the other punctatum species at Majura as well.
MattM wrote:
   19 Nov 2015
Perhaps, but I would assume its the same species as the known colony, which are currently very, very tall.
waltraud wrote:
   19 Nov 2015
Matt I'd be over the moon if this is a second colony; I've wrote a mail to CNM - A, please pass on.
as far as I now the species is only known from namadgi/tidbinbillaarea area and one specimen from Aranda Bushland.
   19 Nov 2015
Waltraud of course we are the new orchid hot spot of the ACT. Proud to be a Majura local!!!!!!
MattM wrote:
   19 Nov 2015
I was with a friend at the time, so couldn't look for more, but decided to report it regardless. It's still only a short walk from the others, so could very well be the same species as them, but it is only 20 cm in height, as opposed to the really tall ones around the scribbly gum. I didn't count those myself, but there might be more than 10. While I'm at it, I should point out that the Caledenia actensis we observed for the rare plant walk have not been pollinated.
   19 Nov 2015
Nooooooooo! We need to get Tobias onto the Actensis pollinator, he's the master and will know.

Matt do you agree that this new hyacinth orchid you've found is kind of dull in colour just like the other Majura ones. Where as the Gungahlin Hill punctatum one was brighter and more colourful/vibrant even at very early development stages. So I'm betting this will be another roseum.
MattM wrote:
   19 Nov 2015
As Tony said, it's too early to tell. This one is a bit darker than the rest of them, less than half the height, and far less developed.
TonyWood wrote:
   19 Nov 2015
Looking at the photo it might have a bit of scale or mealy bug on it.
waltraud wrote:
   19 Nov 2015
From memory the specimen that we saw and that are hosted most likely by one euc were of very different size; could well be that it is a D roseum dwarfling... And they are not "dull" in colour Aaron but exquisite.
   19 Nov 2015
Sorry Waltraud, yes totally my bad, I definitely used poor wording there. They absolutely are!

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  • Non-Invasive

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