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OrchidEriochilus cucullatus   

Parson's bands at Mount Majura

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Eriochilus cucullatus at Mount Majura - 19 Jul 2016
Eriochilus cucullatus at Mount Majura - 19 Jul 2016
Eriochilus cucullatus at Mount Majura - 19 Jul 2016
Eriochilus cucullatus at Mount Majura - 19 Jul 2016

Identification history

Orchid Eriochilus cucullatus 19 Jul 2016 TonyWood
Unidentified 19 Jul 2016 petersan

4 comments

   19 Jul 2016
Well spotted Petersan, this is a very important sighting for Mt Majura, as only 1 other (that I know of) Eriochilus leaf has been reported and I don't think we have any records of them in flower. One to definitely keep an eye on next autumn...
petersan wrote:
   19 Jul 2016
Thanks Aaron. Will it really take that long to flower? I wonder in that case if the leaves will survive grazing and summer. I will keep an eye on them.
TonyWood wrote:
   19 Jul 2016
The leaf will shrivel well before flowering. The new leaf will not reach maturity until well after flowering in the autumn, which is why they are visible during the winter months.
   20 Jul 2016
Yes the leaf is the clue of where to look for the flower next year :)

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 19 Jul 2016 11:19 AM Recorded on
  • petersan Recorded by
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