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OrchidOligochaetochilus hamatus

1 Southern hooked rustyhood at Mount Majura

Oligochaetochilus hamatus at Mount Majura - 4 May 2017

Identification history

Orchid Oligochaetochilus hamatus 4 May 2017 TonyWood
Orchid Oligochaetochilus hamatus 4 May 2017 MattM

5 comments

TonyWood wrote:
   4 May 2017
Matt, is this a known population of O. hamatus?
MattM wrote:
   4 May 2017
Assuming I have the species right, then yes. The big orange one?
TonyWood wrote:
   4 May 2017
Ok, the flowers are usually reddish brown,
waltraud wrote:
   4 May 2017
It is about 200m westsouthwest of the main population on the same ridge line. I count 12 leaves in the rosette.
PlantNet says up to 10 leaves (http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Pterostylis~hamata); Jones et al Field guide says up to 12 leaves.
MattM wrote:
   4 May 2017
Based on the fact it was on an exposed and very rock slope, I don't think there are any other orchid species known to occur in Canberra that would grow in such "terrible" conditions.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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