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OrchidMicrotis sp.   

Onion Orchid at Illilanga & Baroona

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Microtis sp. at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Oct 2014
Microtis sp. at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Oct 2014
Microtis sp. at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Oct 2014
Microtis sp. at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Oct 2014
Microtis sp. at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Oct 2014

Identification history

Orchid Microtis sp. 11 Nov 2017 TonyWood
Orchid Microtis sp. aff. unifolia 11 Nov 2017 Illilanga

Author's notes

Private property. No public access without permission. Located along a rocky creek line in a boggy flat section.

4 comments

TonyWood wrote:
   11 Nov 2017
Microtis are a bit tricky to sort out. The labellum margins appear flat to me which suggests M. parviflora.
Illilanga wrote:
   12 Nov 2017
Thanks Tony. I think these are about to flower after the rain we have had. Is there anything I can take a photo of to help with identification? I could try for a macro shot of a more open flower (side and front )? We have your book, so we also use that as a guide. Sandra
TonyWood wrote:
   12 Nov 2017
Hi Sandra, a macro shot of an open flower would be good. Things to look for are whether the sides of the labellum are flat or crinkled and whether the apex of the labellum has a notch. As I understand it, Microtis have never been properly studied and there is some confusion about names; what has been called M. parviflora in our region may now be M. arenaria.
Illilanga wrote:
   13 Nov 2017
Thanks Tony. I'll keep my eye out for both of our Microtis orchids over the next few weeks.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 22 Oct 2014 5:17 PM Recorded on
  • Illilanga Recorded by
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