Thelymitra alpina

2 Mountain Sun Orchid at Hackett, ACT

Thelymitra alpina at Hackett, ACT - 2 Nov 2021
Thelymitra alpina at Hackett, ACT - 2 Nov 2021
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Identification history

Thelymitra alpina 16 Nov 2022 DerekC
Thelymitra megcalyptra 10 Nov 2021 DerekC
Thelymitra sp. 10 Nov 2021 petersan

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DerekC wrote:
   10 Nov 2021
What was the leaf like?
petersan wrote:
   11 Nov 2021
Ribbed I think.
   11 Nov 2021
Seems to have two forward point teeth which would fit for T alpina? Although that species usually considered to be montane, not sure if Majura counts as that
DerekC wrote:
   11 Nov 2021
DLJ in the Field Guide has T alpina both on Black Mountain and Mt Ainslie so could be.
DerekC wrote:
   16 Nov 2022
Reviewing this record Tobias's observation and suggestion is correct with those distinguishing 2 horn-like teeth well visible either side of the deep notch at the apex of the post-anther lobe. This is typical of T. alpina, thanks Tobias.
waltraud wrote:
   17 Nov 2022
Peter, congratulation, that is the first record for Mt Majura!

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Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 2 Nov 2021 01:58 PM Recorded on
  • petersan Recorded by

Additional information

  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height
  • True In flower

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