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Caladenia sp.

Downer, ACT

Caladenia sp. at Downer, ACT - 17 Sep 2021
Caladenia sp. at Downer, ACT - 17 Sep 2021
Caladenia sp. at Downer, ACT - 17 Sep 2021
Caladenia sp. at Downer, ACT - 17 Sep 2021
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Identification history

Caladenia sp. 12 Oct 2021 CathB
Caladenia carnea 21 Sep 2021 DerekC
Caladenia fuscata 21 Sep 2021 Ned_Johnston

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DerekC wrote:
   21 Sep 2021
This looks more like a white form of C. carnea. The stem looks to be robust and green and hairy, is that correct and where any of the others in photo 3 multi flowered?
CathB wrote:
   22 Sep 2021
Another possibility is that this could be an albino form of C. fuscata which would also have a green stem. See sighting 4345837 and others mentioned there. I think the shape of the labellum tip looks more like fuscata.
   22 Sep 2021
Hmm tricky ones. My gut feeling was carnea too but not very familiar with white forms of these species.
MattM wrote:
   26 Sep 2021
The labellum side lobes also look quite rounded. I am also leaning towards carnea.
   26 Sep 2021
Hi Derek, none of the plants were multiflowered and the stems were green and hairy though they didn't strike me as quite as robust as the multi-flowered C. Carnea I saw later on the same trip. There were definitely C. fuscata in the area that these plants were seen. All three of the stems in the last photo had white flowers. The plants weren't dusky on the back of the dorsal sepal (I think they were white with a greenish wash but I'm not 100% sure)
CathB wrote:
   12 Oct 2021
I'm still pretty sure this is fuscata, but we should probably just leave it at Caladenia.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 Abundance
  • 17 Sep 2021 03:36 PM Recorded on
  • Ned_Johnston Recorded by

Additional information

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

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