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Thelymitra simulata

2 Graceful Sun-orchid at Penrose, NSW

Thelymitra simulata at Penrose, NSW - 15 Oct 2021
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Identification history

Thelymitra simulata 17 Oct 2021 DerekC
Thelymitra ixioides 16 Oct 2021 Aussiegall

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DerekC wrote:
   17 Oct 2021
The important thing to look at here is the column. T. ixioides ( & T. juncifolia) have a very different column post-anther lobe with a crowded band of little glands. They look like little pimply bumps and are very different. In T. simulata these are not present as is the case here, there is instead just that impressive yellow apex.
Aussiegall wrote:
   17 Oct 2021
Thanks for the explanation, I can now see the difference between them
   22 Oct 2021
Stunning photo!
   8 Nov 2021
Seen these same sun orchids at Hill Top

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 15 Oct 2021 03:45 PM Recorded on
  • Aussiegall Recorded by

Additional information

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

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