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Oligochaetochilus boormanii

Sikhs whiskers, Boorroans Green-hood at Jimenbuen, NSW

Oligochaetochilus boormanii at Jimenbuen, NSW - 7 Nov 2021
Oligochaetochilus boormanii at Jimenbuen, NSW - 7 Nov 2021
Oligochaetochilus boormanii at Jimenbuen, NSW - 7 Nov 2021
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Identification history

Oligochaetochilus boormanii 29 Mar 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Oligochaetochilus boormanii 23 Jan 2022 TobiasHayashi
Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis 29 Dec 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 27 Dec 2021 jpittock

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Significant sighting

29 Mar 2022

Only 2nd record of this species in the CNM area - and it it is a South East extension of the previously known range of the species

6 comments

MattM wrote:
   23 Jan 2022
@TobiasHayashi can you have a look at this one? It's not a species I am familiar with.
   23 Jan 2022
Hmm seems an interesting one to me! Certainly not P aciculiformis or P. squamata, and doesn't look like P. hamata either with those hairy lateral sepals, which would be the main suspects. I might send to Lachlan and see what he thinks. Its in an interesting part of the world too.
   23 Jan 2022
Thanks for tagging me Matt, completely snowed under with PhD stuff at the moment so haven't had the time to look through CNM posts
MattM wrote:
   23 Jan 2022
No worries. Good luck with the PhD.
   23 Jan 2022
Have checked with Lachlan who suggests boormanii, aligns with my initial impression. O boormanii is usually a plant of the dry western slopes and I've not heard of it in our region. But then again, this area has lots of stuff more typical of drier inland areas, because of the rain shadow I suppose.
A nice find!
MattM wrote:
   23 Jan 2022
I considered boormanii but PlantNet suggested it doesn't occur so far south.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 7 Nov 2021 10:05 AM Recorded on
  • jpittock Recorded by

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  • False In flower

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