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OrchidCaladenia transitoria

Bournda, NSW

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Caladenia transitoria at Bournda, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Caladenia transitoria at Bournda, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Caladenia transitoria at Bournda, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Caladenia transitoria at Bournda, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Caladenia transitoria at Bournda, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Caladenia transitoria at Bournda, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Caladenia transitoria at Bournda, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Caladenia transitoria at Bournda, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Caladenia transitoria at Bournda, NSW - 24 Oct 2016

Identification history

Orchid Caladenia transitoria 25 Oct 2016 DavidL.Jones
Orchid Caladenia transitoria 25 Oct 2016 BettyDonWoodUltra Reporter - BettyDonWood has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - BettyDonWood joined us in 2014!
Unidentified 24 Oct 2016 SteveBurrowsSignificant Sighting - SteveBurrows has made a recognised, significant sighting!Ultra Reporter - SteveBurrows has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

Single flower, basal leaf 75mm long by 1mm wide

3 comments

   24 Oct 2016
With Plantnet, I have got it between Caladenia testacea and Caladenia hildae. The photos in the big orchid book show the lateral lobes of the labellum of both these species with stalked blobs. This plant has smooth lobes without teeth. VicFlora was no help.
   25 Oct 2016
Yep, I can't find anything in the DJ big book or Bishop that really fits. Cucullata looks closest in Bishop but is not supposed to be coastal. I'll email David Jones and suggest he has a look.
   25 Oct 2016
I revisited the description of Caladenia transitoria in Vicflora. It is very close to that, particularly the painting of the labellum. The only thing is I cannot see the purple stripes mentioned in the description in Steve's photos, but that may because of the angle of the photos. As Jackie said, it does not look like the photo in the big orchid book, which was from Bowral. Regional differences?
If it is this species, it mostly self-pollinates so would be rarely seen open.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Rare Native

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • SteveBurrows Recorded by
  • 24 Oct 2016 Recorded on
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