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Unidentified at suppressed - 8 Apr 2022
Unidentified at suppressed - 8 Apr 2022
Unidentified at suppressed - 8 Apr 2022
Unidentified at suppressed - 8 Apr 2022
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Identification history

Pterostylis acuminata 10 Apr 2022 DerekC
Pterostylis curta 8 Apr 2022 Snowflake

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Correct id? Only one plant in flower. Appears to be out of season - left over from last season?

4 comments

DerekC wrote:
   10 Apr 2022
In spite of the first impression I am not at all sure this is P. curta. The labellum is quite pointed which is not the case with P. curta, some claim the labellum always twists to the left when viewed from the front and this to the right. The Labellum appear too long and the sinus is not bulging with what we can still see of the free lateral sepal points they appear too long. With all that said what then is this species?
Snowflake wrote:
   10 Apr 2022
I am certainly not sure what it is. The twisted labellum took me down the P curta path.
There are P acuminate nearby by, but growing seperately. They exhibit a sharply pointed galea and straight labellum.
Some variation of P acuminate? or?
DerekC wrote:
   10 Apr 2022
I had considered P. acuminata as a very strong possibility but as this flower has go over its best it is harder to be sure. It would be worth comparing the leaves of both populations. The labellum and sinus both would appear like P. acuminata as would the flowering time. I am reasonably sure this is P. acuminata but a little grazed and a little worse for wear, faded with age?
Snowflake wrote:
   10 Apr 2022
I will go with that. I think age has distorted it! Other P acuminata in the area are in all forms of health from robust to well aged.
Should get out there mid week and will have a close look at the different populations.
Thanks

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  • 6 Abundance
  • 8 Apr 2022 02:07 PM Recorded on
  • Snowflake Recorded by

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

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