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OrchidOligochaetochilus aciculiformis

Needle-point rustyhood at Aranda Bushland

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Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis at Aranda Bushland - 15 Jun 2018
Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis at Aranda Bushland - 15 Jun 2018

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Author's notes

This plant was dug up (probably by choughs) in early May, and the leaves scattered. These detached leaves still look fresh more than a month later.


MattM wrote:
   17 Jun 2018
Does that mean it survived? :O
Or does it mean they just have a long shelf life? -_-
CathB wrote:
   18 Jun 2018
The latter, unfortunately - those leaves were all detached and scattered about. However, I did re-bury the base of the stem that can be seen in the second image of the 5 May sighting on the timeline, just in case it was able to re-establish a connection with its fungus and continue to grow.
MattM wrote:
   18 Jun 2018
Fingers crossed.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 14 Jun 2018 Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by
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