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OrchidCryptostylis leptochila

3 Small Tongue Orchid at Mittagong, NSW

Cryptostylis leptochila at Mittagong, NSW - 17 Jan 2019

Identification history

Orchid Cryptostylis leptochila 24 May 2019 michaelb
Orchid Cryptostylis leptochila 9 May 2019 MattM

Author's notes

One of several flowering Cryptostylis plants growing alongside the footpath. These individuals were growing in the shade of some ferns on a 37 degree C day...


michaelb wrote:
   10 May 2019
Species added to taxonomy to ensure the process is working for this new website. Someone else can confirm the ID.
michaelb wrote:
   23 May 2019
Hi Matt
Are you confident of this ID, and can it be confirmed?
MattM wrote:
   23 May 2019
100%. To the best of my knowledge there are only 4 Cryptostylis in Australia, and leptochila is the only match for this one. They all look very distinct.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 17 Jan 2019 2:25 PM Recorded on
  • MattM Recorded by
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