ACT NSW ACT Government :: Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council :: Australian Native Plants Society (ANPS) Canberra Region :: Gearys Gap/Wamboin Landcare Group
Home Plants Orchids

Caladenia sp.

Tralee, NSW

Caladenia sp. at Tralee, NSW - 26 Oct 2020
Request use of media

Identification history

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

Identify this sighting


Please Login or Register to identify this sighting.

User's notes

Two individual specimens seen, some distance apart.

3 comments

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.

Please Login or Register to comment.

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

Record quality

  • Images or audio
  • More than one media file
  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
  • GPS evidence of location
  • Description
  • Additional attributes
1,288,336 sightings of 8,043 species in 1,325 locations from 5,230 members
Proudly Australian made, owned and hosted CCA 3.0 | privacy