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Pterostylis grandiflora

Cobra Greenhood at suppressed

Pterostylis grandiflora at suppressed - 12 May 2021
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Pterostylis grandiflora 12 May 2021 DerekC
Pterostylis grandiflora 12 May 2021 Snowflake

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DerekC wrote:
   12 May 2021
This one of a number of species names not quite correct for NSW. It needs the name changing to Diplodium grandiflorum. Same orchid though.
Snowflake wrote:
   13 May 2021
Correct. I am new into native orchids and I am going by the recent David Jones publication. Some disagreement with D Jones I hear, so can only go with what the program allows!
DerekC wrote:
   13 May 2021
The orchid nomenclature has of recent times been in a state of flux, particularly as DNA has allowed new science into their relationships and origins. While there is a national body whose job it is to make recommendations based on the most recent science it is up to state bodies to accept or reject that advice hence the inconsistencies. Before his retirement some years back, it was David's job to make those recommendations and more recently Mark Clements had that job but he has also retired at the end of last year. In Victoria they have adopted calling all greenhoods Pterostylis but there are good scientific reasons to subdivide and Diplodium as a group are different and have been different/separate for a very long evolutionary time. In time hopefully we will correct some of these anomalies but as you say "what the program allows" or currently allows. Great find and photo.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 35 Abundance
  • 12 May 2021 01:20 PM Recorded on
  • Snowflake Recorded by

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