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Acianthus sp.

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Acianthus sp. at suppressed - 20 Jul 2021
Acianthus sp. at suppressed - 20 Jul 2021
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Identification history

Acianthus sp. 21 Jul 2021 MattM
Cyrtostylis reniformis 20 Jul 2021 DerekC
Acianthus sp. 20 Jul 2021 Ned_Johnston

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2 comments

DerekC wrote:
   20 Jul 2021
That looks like a flower stem at the bottom left of photo. I believe this Cytostylis reniformis by the leaf shape and veining.
MattM wrote:
   21 Jul 2021
I agree with Ned on this one. I haven’t observed Cyrtostylis with such a pointed leaf. This leaf is much more cordate and less round than typical Cyrtostylis, and is purple beneath. Acianthus has messy venation (which is not always apparent), whereas Cyrtostylis has much neater venation consisting of several main veins and a network of finer veins.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 18 Abundance
  • 20 Jul 2021 10:33 AM Recorded on
  • Ned_Johnston Recorded by

Additional information

  • Less than 10cm Plant height

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