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Onion Orchid at Illilanga & Baroona

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Microtis sp. at Illilanga & Baroona - 23 Oct 2014
Microtis sp. at Illilanga & Baroona - 23 Oct 2014
Microtis sp. at Illilanga & Baroona - 23 Oct 2014
Microtis sp. at Illilanga & Baroona - 23 Oct 2014
Microtis sp. at Illilanga & Baroona - 23 Oct 2014

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

4 comments

TonyWoodFounding Explorer - TonyWood joined us in 2014! wrote:
   11 Nov 2017
Microtis are a bit tricky to sort out. The labellum margins appear flat to me which suggests M. parviflora.
IllilangaBulk Reporter - Illilanga has reported over 100 sightings! 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
TonyWoodFounding Explorer - TonyWood joined us in 2014! 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.
IllilangaBulk Reporter - Illilanga has reported over 100 sightings! 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
  • True In flower
  • 10cm to 30cm Plant size
  • 22 Oct 2014 Recorded on
  • Illilanga Recorded by

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