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OrchidPterostylis nutans

Nodding greenhood at Black Mountain

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Pterostylis nutans at Black Mountain - 25 Sep 2016
Pterostylis nutans at Black Mountain - 25 Sep 2016

Identification history

Orchid Pterostylis nutans 25 Oct 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Orchid Pterostylis nutans 12 Oct 2016 CathB
Orchid Pterostylis sp. 27 Sep 2016 CathB
Unidentified 26 Sep 2016 BarrieR

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   27 Sep 2016
This has characters of both P. nutans and P. pedunculata. What do you think, Tony?
   27 Sep 2016
I thought the same Cath, both species grow nearby, so the most likely is a hybrid.
   27 Sep 2016
Aaron and Michael, how should we handle hybrids on CNM?
   12 Oct 2016
I have been checking old nutans flowers, and as they age, the lateral sepals seem to close up and angle back like this. Some of them also become more upright like this, perhaps the ones that have been fertilised.
   12 Oct 2016
I checked with Mark Clements who thought it was just a P. nutans a bit past its best.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • True In flower
  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height
  • 25 Sep 2016 Recorded on
  • BarrieR Recorded by

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