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OrchidCaladenia moschata

Musky caps at Gang Gang at Yass River

Caladenia moschata at Gang Gang at Yass River - 25 Oct 2010

Identification history

Orchid Caladenia moschata 20 Apr 2017 TonyWood
Orchid Caladenia moschata 23 Mar 2017 TonyWood
Orchid Caladenia sp. 23 Mar 2017 Sue McIntyre


   25 Mar 2017
I had thought it might have been C. dimorpha, but not so?
TonyWood wrote:
   25 Mar 2017
C. dimorpha has clubbed teeth on the labellum side lobe, and the calli are mostly white with just a touch of purple at the tip.
   20 Apr 2017
Tony what image / information might you need to confirm this identification as C.moschata?
TonyWood wrote:
   20 Apr 2017
The side lobes of the labellum in C. moschata are entire, ie without teeth; to see this properly you need a close-up view of the flower from the side (the bottom left flower in your image appears to show this). Also, on warm days the flowers have a strong musky smell (hence the name moschata).

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1,001 - 10,000 Abundance
  • 25 Oct 2010 9:51 AM Recorded on
  • Sue McIntyre Recorded by
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