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Caladenia atrovespa

Green-comb Spider Orchid at Stromlo, ACT

Caladenia atrovespa at Stromlo, ACT - 1 Oct 2016
Caladenia atrovespa at Stromlo, ACT - 1 Oct 2016
Caladenia atrovespa at Stromlo, ACT - 1 Oct 2016
Caladenia atrovespa at Stromlo, ACT - 1 Oct 2016
Caladenia atrovespa at Stromlo, ACT - 1 Oct 2016
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Identification history

Caladenia atrovespa 2 Oct 2016 TonyWood
Caladenia atrovespa 2 Oct 2016 TonyWood
Caladenia parva 2 Oct 2016 LukeMcElhinney

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Significant sighting

3 Oct 2016

New reported location for this rare orchid. Around 80% of all Atlas of Living Australia records for this orchid are from the ACT

User's notes

Possibly Caladenia atrovespa. Other orchid species at same location. Hymenochilis (in flower), Oligochaetochilus? (not in flower), Thelymitra (not in flower)

3 comments

TonyWood wrote:
   3 Oct 2016
Not certain but I think C. atrovespa, which tends to have a whitish central area to the labellum, and sometimes with more than 5 greenish teeth.
   4 Oct 2016
This area has a high orchid abundance and diversity. Strange as it is a very disturbed site. A few sites within the adjacent area also has other orchids yet to flower
TonyWood wrote:
   4 Oct 2016
Not an area I know particularly well. Interesting that orchids do often colonise disturbed areas. I was out at a private property today near Braidwood which had been cleared and grazed by goats but when the goats were removed some 20 years ago and the land allowed to revert to bush it now has over 40 species of orchid.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 1 Oct 2016 02:44 PM Recorded on
  • LukeMcElhinney Recorded by

Additional information

  • True In flower
  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height

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