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Bunochilus sp.

Leafy Greenhood at suppressed

Bunochilus sp. at suppressed - 18 Sep 2023
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Identification history

Bunochilus sp. 20 Sep 2023 MattM
Bunochilus montanus 19 Sep 2023 Tapirlord
Pterostylis longifolia 19 Sep 2023 Steve818

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3 comments

Tapirlord wrote:
   19 Sep 2023
One of the tall leafy greenhoods (Bunochilus group), there are two in the ACT and I suspect either could occur at this site so perhaps a genus ID is better.
Steve818 wrote:
   21 Sep 2023
From PlantNet, interesting comment for P. jonesii: "Originally described as Bunochilus montanus D.L.Jones, that species epithet preoccupied in Pterostylis by P. montana Hatch so a new name was proposed when Backhouse (2007) transferred Bunochilus montanus to Pterostylis.." Now I am really confused :)
MattM wrote:
   21 Sep 2023
I had no idea about that. That would mean everything that we call Bunochilus montanus (Pterostylis montana) should in fact be called Bunochilus/Pterostylis jonesii; no argument. However what I find more confusing is that from what I have seen/heard, people still treat Bunochilus montanus and B. jonesii as separate species despite them apparently being the same.

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Species information

  • Bunochilus sp. Scientific name
  • Leafy Greenhood Common name
  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 5 Abundance
  • 18 Sep 2023 11:51 AM Recorded on
  • Steve818 Recorded by

Additional information

  • 2cm by 0.6cm Flower dimension
  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height
  • True In flower

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