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Genoplesium archeri (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 14 Nov 2018
Unidentified at Suppressed - 14 Nov 2018
Unidentified at Suppressed - 14 Nov 2018

Identification history

Orchid Genoplesium archeri 5 Dec 2018 Mike Leggett
Orchid Genoplesium despectans 29 Nov 2018 Mike Leggett
Unidentified 29 Nov 2018 NikkiB

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Author's notes

Unidentified Corunastylis (syn Genoplesium) sp. Found along edge of sandy track under forest (burnt previous summer?) in Booderee NP, ACT. GPS coordinates are for Booderee NP only, not exact location of sighting.


   29 Nov 2018
Excellent photo evidence and could be G. despectans, even though early flowering. Another visual match may be G.filiforme, but that is not due to Autumn! I have conferred with Alan Stephenson and he thinks in spite of season it is G. filiforme; but maybe a site visit is needed to confirm. Otherwise may have to settle for G. sp. but will check with Alan S in the meantime.
   2 Dec 2018
Certainly a great photo. Compare to my sighting of G. despectans , 2634023.
   4 Dec 2018
Being able to clearly see the labellum is important for the midges Nicholas. We tried to find this plant today but were not successful.
NikkiB wrote:
   5 Dec 2018
Thanks Nicholas! And thank you Mike and Alan for your interest and advice on this Midge orchid. Shame it wouldn't show itself to you!! You have a lovely place over there (I am in WA) to wander and explore. I look forward to returning again one day. :-)
   5 Dec 2018
I've added G. archeri to the taxonomy having checked Jones (1988). He says it can rarely become hybrid with G. despectans. So I'll leave it there for a while to see if anyone has anyhting else to say.

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