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Thelymitra sp.

A sun orchid at Downer, ACT

Thelymitra sp. at Downer, ACT - 14 Sep 2021
Thelymitra sp. at Downer, ACT - 14 Sep 2021
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Identification history

Thelymitra sp. 15 Sep 2021 CathB
Thelymitra sp. 15 Sep 2021 MattM
Unidentified 15 Sep 2021 mlech

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2 comments

MattM wrote:
   15 Sep 2021
I think this is Thelymitra sp., but it might also be Lyperanthus. @CathB what do you think?
CathB wrote:
   15 Sep 2021
Hi Matt. I'm pretty sure this is a Thelymitra. Lyperanthus has very prominent stripey purplish bracts at the base, which I think you would see in these pictures if they were present. The flowers of some I was looking at yesterday are getting close to opening.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 14 Sep 2021 10:54 AM Recorded on
  • mlech Recorded by

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