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Thelymitra malvina

Mauve-tuft Sun-orchid at Nadgee Nature Reserve

Thelymitra malvina at Nadgee Nature Reserve - 16 Oct 2020
Thelymitra malvina at Nadgee Nature Reserve - 16 Oct 2020
Thelymitra malvina at Nadgee Nature Reserve - 16 Oct 2020
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Identification history

Thelymitra malvina 31 Oct 2020 DavidL.Jones
Thelymitra malvina 31 Oct 2020 DavidL.Jones
Thelymitra nuda 18 Oct 2020 JackieMiles

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Author's notes

Plants had flowers on them, but being a cloudy day they were not open. Robust plant, about 30-40cm high. Site was burnt in Jan 2020.

3 comments

   1 Nov 2020
Thanks David. I thought nuda was what you said on the day and it seemed a good match.
   6 Nov 2020
the front-on photo does not show the tubular column midlobe which is characteristic of T. malvina. Hair-tuft colour (mauve or white) is not a reliable character for recognition of this species.
   10 Jan 2021
definitely T. malvina

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 16 Oct 2020 10:26 AM Recorded on
  • JackieMiles Recorded by
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