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Maroonhood at Mount Majura

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Pterostylis pedunculata at Mount Majura - 16 Sep 2015
Pterostylis pedunculata at Mount Majura - 16 Sep 2015
Pterostylis pedunculata at Mount Majura - 16 Sep 2015

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Author's notes

A colony of perhaps 100 plants. On the top of a hill nestled among rock and tussocks. Not very developed, with only 1 plant showing a flower stem, and a few others showing the first signs of developing a stem. Potentially P. nutans.

6 comments

wrote:
   16 Sep 2015
The prominent veins suggests P. pedunculata but I would like to see them a bit more developed.
wrote:
   16 Sep 2015
Wow very cool find Matt. I really hope this is P. pedunculata, but either way Mount Majura is winning! The semi-developed one in your first photo looks more like P. nutans to me?
wrote:
   16 Sep 2015
I'm really not sure which one it is. It's a long way from the other populations, both in terms of distance and maturity. At least it won't be too long before all is revealed.
wrote:
   16 Sep 2015
Ok keep us posted and well done on yet another key find mate.
wrote:
   19 Sep 2015
Having returned to the colony, a flower was found. This is indeed P. pedunculata.
wrote:
   19 Sep 2015
Awesome news well done Matt - this is a really key find for the mountain..

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 16 Sep 2015 Recorded on
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