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Pterostylis acuminata

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Pterostylis acuminata at Mogo State Forest - 22 May 2019
Pterostylis acuminata at Mogo State Forest - 22 May 2019
Pterostylis acuminata at Mogo State Forest - 22 May 2019
Pterostylis acuminata at Mogo State Forest - 22 May 2019
Pterostylis acuminata at Mogo State Forest - 22 May 2019
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Identification history

Pterostylis acuminata 25 May 2019 MikeLeggett
Pterostylis concinna 23 May 2019 MikeLeggett
Unidentified 23 May 2019 JackieMiles

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Author's notes

Growing on a powerline easement with Kunzea ambigua, Lepidosperma urophorum, on clay soil. Rosette leaves still present on the flowering plant.

4 comments

   24 May 2019
Rosette leaves etc being present suggest Pterostylis concinna. Difficult to distinguish the labellum - any info?
   24 May 2019
Hi Mike, Acute tip, protruding in the set position. I asked David Jones to check out the sighting, and he says it is P. acuminata, which looks a better match than concinna based on the photos in Bishop.
   24 May 2019
Hmmm interesting - I would be expecting a longer and more visible labellum with more colouration. But colour is a trap! Thanks to you and DJ.
   26 May 2019
Yeah, it does say fawn tip to the galea in the books, but apart from that the shape is good. And the labellum is protruding a fair way, I just didn't get quite the right angle to show it.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 22 May 2019 11:16 AM Recorded on
  • JackieMiles Recorded by

Additional information

  • True In flower
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