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Caladenia alata at South Pacific Heathland Reserve - 29 Aug 2020
Caladenia alata at South Pacific Heathland Reserve - 29 Aug 2020
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Identification history

Caladenia alata 16 Sep 2020 NicholasdeJong
Caladenia alata 3 Sep 2020 NicholasdeJong

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   4 Sep 2020
Yellow calli; the labellum 'wings' are pinkish without patterning. Could this be C. mentiens?
   6 Sep 2020
I can only refer to the description of C. mentiens in Vic Flora, which has 'prominent transverse red bars. Interested why you think it might not be C. alata Mike.
   7 Sep 2020
I've realised that C.mentiens is a single bloom so we can rule that out. If the shot was down the throat of the flower it would be easier to see where the red lateral stripes lie. If they are at the base of the column, this would confirm C.alata. The lobes of the labellum should not have stripes; so I'm wondering what the coloration is that can be seen?

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 29 Aug 2020 04:21 PM Recorded on
  • NicholasdeJong Recorded by
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