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Wax lip orchid at Mount Majura

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Glossodia major at Mount Majura - 9 Oct 2016
Glossodia major at Mount Majura - 9 Oct 2016

Identification history

Orchid Glossodia major 10 Oct 2016 CathB
Orchid Glossodia major 10 Oct 2016 petersan

3 comments

waltraud wrote:
   10 Oct 2016
Peter
I think it is not common; I have seen many Wax-lip orchids particularly in this area but never a 2-flowered specimen. Cath found a triple flowered Canberra Spider orchid the other day, which attracted a bit of discussion, see http://canberranaturemap.org/Community/Sightings/Details/3360982 (ignore the locality bits; this has been solved.)
CathB wrote:
   10 Oct 2016
I have seen 2-flowered Glossodias from time to time, but they don't seem to be very common. This reminds me that a plant I have seen locally with two flowers in the past only has a single flower this year. This might go towards answering Aaron's question about whether the 3-flowered C. actensis would always have 3 flowers that is in the comments for the sighting referred to by Waltraud above.
TonyWood wrote:
   10 Oct 2016
2-flowered are reasonbly common, especially this year. I've also seen a few white (albino) forms this year.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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