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Thelymitra X truncata

6 Truncate sun orchid at suppressed

Thelymitra X truncata at suppressed - 12 Nov 2020
Thelymitra X truncata at suppressed - 12 Nov 2020
Thelymitra X truncata at suppressed - 12 Nov 2020
Thelymitra X truncata at suppressed - 12 Nov 2020
Thelymitra X truncata at suppressed - 12 Nov 2020
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Identification history

Thelymitra X truncata Yesterday TobiasHayashi
Thelymitra simulata 13 Nov 2020 DerekC
Thelymitra X truncata 12 Nov 2020 shoko

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Author's notes

Two similar looking flowers with spots, post anther lobe hooded, mop-like tufts on column arms. The interesting difference between the two plants were the leaves - one was broad flat and channelled, the other was fleshy narrow and channelled.

5 comments

MattM wrote:
   13 Nov 2020
I would have said it looks like T. simulata, but the column apex looks too inflated, too smooth and too yellow. A couple of other similar looking plants were confirmed as T. simulata https://canberra.naturemapr.org/sightings/1948099. I don't know much about x truncata, but this does look like it could be a juncifolia/pauciflora hybrid.
shoko wrote:
   13 Nov 2020
Thanks for the suggestion Derek, and for your comment Matt. I also thought that the post anther lobe didn't look like simulata, and that's why I suggested truncata. Is there another name for the juncifolia/pauciflora hybrid? Is x truncata just for ixoides hybrids?
MattM wrote:
   13 Nov 2020
I would assume it's just x truncata. Juncifolia and ixioides are basically the same thing, so I would hope they both use x truncata. I don't know how you would be able to tell otherwise.
   Yesterday
Agree it looks like X truncata
shoko wrote:
   Yesterday
Thanks for your comments all, and thanks for the confirmation Tobias!

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 12 Nov 2020 12:13 AM Recorded on
  • shoko Recorded by
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