Sighting

Liz O'Donnell 25 Nov 2017

Creamy white Caladenia / Stegostyla with magenta markings

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Sighted 5 Nov 2016
248 Fernloff Road, Wamboin NSW 2620, Australia

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  • Reiner Richter 27 November 2017
    Caladenia gracilis
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Plantae: Angiospermae: Monocotyledoneae: Asparagales: Orchidaceae: Caladenia: gracilis
    Common Names: Orchid family, Spider orchid
    Reiner Richter says

    Caladenia gracilis is the Tasmanian endemic and we have Caladenia moschata on the mainland (which isn't in BowerBird). Many references will be using Caladenia gracilis. The teeth on the side of the labellum help to identify these.

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  • Liz O'Donnell 25 November 2017
    Caladenia
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Plantae: Angiospermae: Dicotyledons: Asparagales: Orchidaceae: Caladenia
    Liz O'Donnell says

    Orchid with 2-3 creamy white star-shaped flowers per stalk. Each flower externally purple brown, dorsal sepal strongly incurved over the column, double row of short magenta or brown-tipped teeth visible on midlobe with pink spots rather than teeth visible on sides. 2-3 flowers per plant,

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Notes

  • Liz O'Donnell 27 November 2017
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    Liz O'Donnell says

    Thanks Reiner!

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  • Liz O'Donnell 25 November 2017
    Tagged With wildaboutwamboin
    Liz O'Donnell says

    Got as far as genus Caladenia / Stegostyla with the Field Guide to the Orchids of the ACT. Have tried using the Caladenia identification key at http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=gn&name=Caladenia but not getting anywhere, so this could be one of the 20+ species not covered by the key? Could really use an orchid expert on this one.

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