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Diuris sp.

A Donkey Orchid at Mount Clear, ACT

Diuris sp. at Mount Clear, ACT - 5 Dec 2022
Diuris sp. at Mount Clear, ACT - 5 Dec 2022
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Identification history

Diuris sp. 15 Dec 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Diuris subalpina 12 Dec 2022 DerekC
Diuris monticola 11 Dec 2022 RAllen

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DerekC wrote:
   12 Dec 2022
Knowing the location and the appearance these look more like D. subalpina but to confirm one from the other we would need more information. A photo of the flower from the front closer up would be very useful as would a photo of the leaves or a count of the leaves. I am not sure we could confirm more than Diuris sp. as is.
RAllen wrote:
   12 Dec 2022
Many D. Monticola a little further west on that morning. May have another photo but leaves were pretty hard to access in thick grasses.

Diuris monticola (Highland Golden Moths)

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Location information

Species information

  • Diuris sp. Scientific name
  • A Donkey Orchid Common name
  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 Abundance
  • 5 Dec 2022 11:44 AM Recorded on
  • RAllen Recorded by

Additional information

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

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