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OrchidCaladenia sp.   

Unnamed at Mount Majura

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Caladenia sp. at Mount Majura - 9 Aug 2016
Caladenia sp. at Mount Majura - 9 Aug 2016
Caladenia sp. at Mount Majura - 9 Aug 2016

Identification history

Orchid Caladenia sp. 10 Aug 2016 TonyWood
Unidentified 10 Aug 2016 petersan

Author's notes

Are these Glossodia major or something different?


TonyWood wrote:
   10 Aug 2016
The erect hairy leaf (longer hairs than Glossodia) suggests Caladenia (Arachnorchis), either C. actensis or C. phaeoclavia.
TonyWood wrote:
   10 Aug 2016
What are your thoughts Aaron, has C. actensis been found in this part of Mt Majura?
   10 Aug 2016
Tony I agree this is definitely Caladenia something. It looks different to actensis to me because just about every actensis leaf I've seen has a strong purple tinge towards the bottom of the leaves. It is not too far away from the known C. atrovespa location and it looks like the atrovespa leaves to me? What do you reckon Tony? If it's either atrovespa or phaeoclavia, it is very exciting news. We need to definitely monitor this one. Well done again Peter.
waltraud wrote:
   10 Aug 2016
Yes please monitor! several years ago I found a single C actensis a bit further south east close to the "knee" of Casuarina trail - and there are a number of small populations south ie downhill. Therefore I wouldn't be surprised if this is C. actensis.
It will be a super year for early flowering orchids incl C actensis.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 9 Aug 2016 10:06 AM Recorded on
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