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OrchidCorunastylis clivicola  

Rufous midge orchid at Burra, NSW

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Corunastylis clivicola at Burra, NSW - 28 Mar 2017
Corunastylis clivicola at Burra, NSW - 28 Mar 2017
Corunastylis clivicola at Burra, NSW - 28 Mar 2017
Corunastylis clivicola at Burra, NSW - 28 Mar 2017
Corunastylis clivicola at Burra, NSW - 28 Mar 2017

Identification history

Orchid Corunastylis clivicola 10 Apr 2017 TonyWood
Orchid Corunastylis clivicola 10 Apr 2017 TonyWood
Orchid Corunastylis cornuta 28 Mar 2017 AaronClausen
Unidentified 28 Mar 2017 Safarigirl

Significant sighting

  10 Apr 2017

A new location of this nationally rare orchid for which our region is its stronghold

10 comments

TonyWood wrote:
   28 Mar 2017
Could be C. cornuta, but I am not convinced. Would like to see a fully open flower.
Safarigirl wrote:
   28 Mar 2017
Thanks Tony,

This is the first one I've seen. Do the flowers start to open from the top or bottom of the flower stem? I'll try to get some more photos.
TonyWood wrote:
   28 Mar 2017
Flowers open from the bottom usually in quick succession, so it is not unusual to see an inflorescence with all flowers open. It looks as though your plant has just about finished flowering, with the bottom ones possibly fertilised. C. cornuta usually doesn't have more than 10 flowers, whereas your has at least 15 flowers. I can't quite tell if the labellum is hairy or hairless, an important diagnostic. More photos would be good.
Safarigirl wrote:
   7 Apr 2017
I wasn't able to get another photo. Looked for more in area but didn't find any.
TonyWood wrote:
   7 Apr 2017
Looking at this again I am more inclined to thinking it is a green form of C. clivicola. Can't see the leaf which in C. cornuta is close to the top of the bottom flower.
   7 Apr 2017
Thanks Tony - fair call...
Safarigirl wrote:
   10 Apr 2017
There is a leaf, tight against stem a few centimetres below base of bottom flower, it has a brown tip. Not sure how to add photo to this entry
TonyWood wrote:
   10 Apr 2017
If the tip of the leaf is a few centimetres below the base of the bottom flower I would say its C. clivicola. Not sure myself how to add a photo.
   10 Apr 2017
Max 5 photos per sighting. Click edit, and remove one of the less diagnostic photos, then there will be an option to add another photo
Safarigirl wrote:
   10 Apr 2017
I've added a photo which shows the leaf. Thanks for the tips. So impressed with this website!! An amazing community.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 28 Mar 2017 6:24 PM Recorded on
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