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OrchidDiplodium sp.

A greenhood at Denman Prospect, ACT

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Diplodium sp. at Denman Prospect, ACT - 7 Apr 2019
Diplodium sp. at Denman Prospect, ACT - 7 Apr 2019

Identification history

Orchid Diplodium sp. 7 Apr 2019 CathB
Unidentified 7 Apr 2019 AaronClausen

Author's notes

little stems emerging

7 comments

CathB wrote:
   7 Apr 2019
I'm not sure if these are buds yet to open or if they have been chewed by something. The tips look a bit ragged, but too fuzzy to be sure. Anyway I hope you can go back and check them later to see what happens. It looks like Aaron's Hill is quite an orchid hotspot!
   7 Apr 2019
Agree Cath, plus more and more I'm thinking the actual stems are NOT from the orchid leaved are just a coincidence of something else shooting up very close to the leaves..
CathB wrote:
   7 Apr 2019
Diplodium has separate flowering and non-flowering plants. What you are seeing is mostly leaf rosettes of non-flowering plants and a few flowering stems coming up beside them.
   7 Apr 2019
Wow I never knew that Cath. So Diplodium babies coming up then. I.e. likely to be autumn greenhoods?
CathB wrote:
   7 Apr 2019
Definitely. My guess would perhaps be D. revolutum or even laxum. The stems look a bit tall for truncatum.
MattM wrote:
   7 Apr 2019
They look like they have been chewed. Sorry to disappoint.
   7 Apr 2019
Agree Matt.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 7 Apr 2019 12:15 PM Recorded on
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