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Caladenia sp.

Tralee, NSW

Caladenia sp. at Tralee, NSW - 26 Oct 2020
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Identification history

Caladenia sp. 5 Nov 2020 TobiasHayashi
Caladenia sp. 28 Oct 2020 MattM
Caladenia mentiens 26 Oct 2020 IanBurns

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User's notes

Two individual specimens seen, some distance apart.


MattM wrote:
   28 Oct 2020
C. mentiens has a slender stem and the lateral sepals are fused at the base. I will need an image taken from low to the ground to ID this plant. More likely to be C. carnea.
IanBurns wrote:
   28 Oct 2020
I bow to your judgement MattM. I love the hunt. I hate the identification.
MattM wrote:
   28 Oct 2020
Some are more difficult to ID than others, especially from photos. Superficially many species look identical, do it's difficult to know what features to capture. I also love the hunt, but identification provides a different sort of entertainment.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 26 Oct 2020 12:04 PM Recorded on
  • IanBurns Recorded by

Additional information

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

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