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Diuris pardina

1 Leopard doubletail at Gungaderra Grasslands

Diuris pardina at Gungaderra Grasslands - 4 Oct 2020
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Identification history

Diuris pardina 6 Oct 2020 MattM
Diuris pardina 6 Oct 2020 MattM
Diuris nigromontana 5 Oct 2020 Greggles

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Author's notes

Looks darker than Blk Mt form


MattM wrote:
   6 Oct 2020
I think this is D. pardina which is typically darker than D. nigromontana. D. nigromontana only occurs on Black Mountain and in bush adjacent to it.
Greggles wrote:
   6 Oct 2020
Thanks MattM. I agree it is quite distinct to the BM donkey orchids which I have been reviewing (I work at CSIRO on BM). The colouring of the labellum and sepals is much darker in the four discretely-located specimens I observed. Would it be possible to talk with you directly? I have seen some aberrant forms of the different groundies and would like to confirm with someone without going through the CNM. I am particularly struggling with C. carnea and all the various forms from white (alba?) through to dark pinks.
Kind regards,
MattM wrote:
   6 Oct 2020
Yeah you can flick me a message if you want.
Greggles wrote:
   6 Oct 2020
Cool. How do I? I'd prefer email if possible.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 4 Oct 2020 03:49 PM Recorded on
  • Greggles Recorded by
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