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Eriochilus petricola at Bundanoon, NSW - 15 Mar 2021
Eriochilus petricola at Bundanoon, NSW - 15 Mar 2021
Eriochilus petricola at Bundanoon, NSW - 15 Mar 2021
Eriochilus petricola at Bundanoon, NSW - 15 Mar 2021
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Identification history

Eriochilus petricola 12 Oct 2021 TobiasHayashi
Eriochilus cucullatus 6 Oct 2021 AndyRoo

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3 comments

   12 Oct 2021
Hmmm this is an interesting one. So it was flowering last week? Eriochilus are meant to flower in autumn, so not sure what this one is doing. The well-developed leaf and leaf shape is normally indicative of E petricola (E cucullatus leaves are normally only just emerging as it flowers, and become larger after flowering), although not sure about when it flowers in spring.
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   15 Oct 2021
Hi Tobias. It was actually recorded on 15 March this year - see sighting info. So it could be either but I agree the the leaf characteristics, and zooming in what looks like might be a red underside strongly suggests E.petricola. So I'll go with that. Thanks.
   15 Oct 2021
Ah, sorry I did look but obviously missed that. Makes a lot more sense!

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 15 Mar 2021 12:56 PM Recorded on
  • AndyRoo Recorded by

Additional information

  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height
  • True In flower

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