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OrchidThelymitra carnea x megcalyptra

1 Unnamed at Gang Gang at Yass River

3 images

Thelymitra carnea x megcalyptra at Gang Gang at Yass River - 29 Oct 2005
Thelymitra carnea x megcalyptra at Gang Gang at Yass River - 29 Oct 2005
Thelymitra carnea x megcalyptra at Gang Gang at Yass River - 29 Oct 2005

Identification history

Orchid Thelymitra carnea x megcalyptra 20 Apr 2017 TonyWood
Orchid Thelymitra carnea x megcalyptra 20 Apr 2017 TonyWood
Orchid Caladenia carnea 17 Apr 2017 Sue McIntyre

8 comments

TonyWood wrote:
   17 Apr 2017
Need a second opinion on this. Flower is larger than I would expect for T. carnea (image 3), appears hooded which it shouldn't be and has hair tufts on the column arms which it shouldn't have. I suspect a hybrid with T. carnea as one of the parents.
   18 Apr 2017
Tony - did you see the comment that was posted with the record "Identified by Mark Clements as hybrids of T. megcalyptra x T. carnea". I would have had to establish a new name to post it was a hybrid which I was not qualified to do, so selected a parent.
TonyWood wrote:
   18 Apr 2017
No, I didn't see the comment, where is it? There's been the occasional hybrid reported for which there is not provision in the species list. I suppose I will have to do something about that!
   18 Apr 2017
The comment was as in quotation marks in my previous comment. It was in "Private notes" which I guessed you would be able to see, but perhaps you cannot. I am quite new to this site, so still on a learning curve. One of the images looks very megcalyptra, and the other is close to carnea. I have still to locate a pure carnea at the site, which presumably there is somewhere.
TonyWood wrote:
   20 Apr 2017
Sorry Sue, I didn't see any "Private notes"; sometimes I do see comments under "Notes" which I look for.
TonyWood wrote:
   20 Apr 2017
I've now confirmed it as T. carnea x megcalyptra.
TonyWood wrote:
   20 Apr 2017
And the "private notes" have now appeared!!!
   20 Apr 2017
Thanks Tony - not sure what the story is about the notes, but I will be aware in future, except that was the last of the orchids that I had photos of. Autumn greenhood and Corunastylis to go, but they did not flower this year. Thanks for all your help.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 29 Oct 2005 2:39 PM Recorded on
  • Sue McIntyre Recorded by
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