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Dipodium punctatum

Blotched hyacinth orchid at Namadgi National Park

Dipodium punctatum at Namadgi National Park - 3 Dec 2014
Dipodium punctatum at Namadgi National Park - 3 Dec 2014
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Identification history

Dipodium punctatum 5 Dec 2014 TonyWood
Dipodium punctatum 5 Dec 2014 MichaelMulvaney
Dipodium roseum 5 Dec 2014 michaelb
Unidentified 5 Dec 2014 michaelb

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   5 Dec 2014
I suspect that punctatum is more likely but will leave it up to Tony or Mark to make a call - I hope I don't have to end up apologising to michaelB
TonyWood wrote:
   5 Dec 2014
I think it is D. punctatum based on the heavy spots and blotches, but really need to see the flowers fully open. Where did you find it Michael? I ask as D. punctatum is not so common or widespread in the ACT as D. roseum.
michaelb wrote:
   5 Dec 2014
I suggested roseum because it is more common, so I am learning to distinguish between spotty and blotchy! For Tony I have added a more detailed description of where I found it. I could go back and try to find it for a better photo, in the next week or so. It would be a good excuse to walk on Mt Tennant again.
TonyWood wrote:
   5 Dec 2014
Michael, there are a couple of known locations for D. punctatum on the roadside near the base of Mt Tennent.
michaelb wrote:
   5 Dec 2014
Tony, could you explain where they are? It would be good to have a look.
TonyWood wrote:
   5 Dec 2014
I have sent you an email Michael.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 3 Dec 2014 06:52 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by

Additional information

  • True In flower
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