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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Fri 20 Aug, 2021 6:20 pm

Hi Croll
They look pretty good to me.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Tue 07 Sep, 2021 5:01 pm

Lady Finger Orchids (Caladenia catenata) are out in huge numbers along the Georges River. Walked past several hundred of them this afternoon.
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Also came across some Dusky Fingers (Caladenia fuscata) as well.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Wed 08 Sep, 2021 5:55 pm

First Bearded orchid of the season. Purple Beard Orchid (Calochilus robertsonii).
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Wed 08 Sep, 2021 6:14 pm

Very nice. We have another beardie just like that on the track we use for our morning run. They do look great.

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Fri 10 Sep, 2021 6:27 pm

Really large Gymea Lily flower.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Sun 12 Sep, 2021 6:59 pm

Like Michael I've seen a lot of local terrestrial orchids lately (and thanks to his advice :)).
But on my lockdown walk near home a couple of hours ago I only found this solitary Lady Fingers (Caladenia catenata).
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Wed 15 Sep, 2021 9:20 am

Lady Finger Orchid (Caladenia catenata) with pink tinge. This is a common colour variation.
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And I found another patch of Large Flying Duck Orchids (Caleana major).
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Wed 15 Sep, 2021 10:54 am

michael_p wrote:Lady Finger Orchid (Caladenia catenata) with pink tinge. This is a common colour variation.

I've also noticed some mixing of white and pink in close proximity.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Wed 15 Sep, 2021 11:05 am

We have a profusion of Beardies popping up nearby. (C robertsonii)
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Fri 17 Sep, 2021 12:26 pm

For Crollsurf. Spotted Sun Orchid (Thelymitra ixioides) with spots. :D
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Eremophila » Sat 18 Sep, 2021 8:45 pm

Around Cape Otway, Morel mushrooms. Apparently something of a delicacy - although not knowing this at the time, I wasn’t even game to touch the things.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby crollsurf » Sat 18 Sep, 2021 10:16 pm

Nice one michael_p, keen to find some more Orchids but in the meantime, I was lucky enough to stumble across the rare Grevillea caleyi, Caley's Grevillea.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Wed 22 Sep, 2021 7:10 pm

Nice find Crollsurf.

Some time back I posted a photo of a Black Bootlace Orchid. These are an interesting orchid as they are not only leafless but they are climbers as well. Managed to find some more locally that are just starting to flower and got this photo of the flower buds and the spongy stems (not sure what to call them) that they use to attach themselves to trees.
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EDIT: Earlier posted photo here: https://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 67#p402367
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Fri 24 Sep, 2021 12:48 pm

First Golden Donkey Orchid (Diuris aurea) of the season.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby GregG » Fri 24 Sep, 2021 4:18 pm

Dendrobium Linguiforme (Tongue Orchid) seen this morning in my backyard.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby GregG » Fri 24 Sep, 2021 4:25 pm

Then there is this one which is found in the Lapstone gullies (Lower Bluies),I don't know its botanical name. Anyone?
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Fri 24 Sep, 2021 4:36 pm

Dockrillia. About the most common rock orchid in Australia, AFAIK.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Fri 24 Sep, 2021 4:53 pm

My guess is Streaked Rock Orchid (Dendrobium striolatum). BM's is about as far north as they go apparently.

EDIT: I think these have been reclassified and are now Dockrillia striolatum.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby GregG » Fri 24 Sep, 2021 5:17 pm

Thanks NNW and Michael_p, now I know: Dockrillia.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Eremophila » Sun 26 Sep, 2021 4:13 pm

An accident of focus with an iPhone snap taken with minimal care.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Sun 26 Sep, 2021 5:03 pm

My guess is Streaked Rock Orchid (Dendrobium striolatum).
EDIT: I think these have been reclassified and are now Dockrillia striolatum.

There is this mad urge by some people to reclassify everything. Even gum trees are not immune from it.
As far as I am concerned, they still are Dendrobium striolatum.

Wait till 'they' try to reclassify magpies as something else.

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby ribuck » Sun 26 Sep, 2021 5:41 pm

rcaffin wrote:There is this mad urge by some people to reclassify everything.

Genetic analysis has provided new insights, so the new classifications should be reasonably stable.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby peregrinator » Sun 26 Sep, 2021 6:16 pm

rcaffin wrote:
. . . Wait till 'they' try to reclassify magpies as something else.

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'They' did. In 2008. From Gymnorhina to Cracticus. But as magpies are not taught Latin, they weren't too bothered by the change.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Wed 29 Sep, 2021 6:17 pm

Copper Beard Orchids (Calochilus paludosus) are starting to pop up around the area.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Wed 29 Sep, 2021 7:23 pm

My favourite topic.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Tue 05 Oct, 2021 3:48 pm

Pink Lady Finger (Caladenia carnea).
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Tongue Orchid (Dockrillia linguiforme)
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Slender Onion-Orchid (Microtis parviflora)
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Bron » Wed 06 Oct, 2021 8:14 pm

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in Dharug NP
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in Wollemi NP
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in Wollemi NP
As nobody has posted any pics yet, I thought I should post some of the NSW Waratahs (Telopea speciosissima) that are out in force this year, after the 19/20 fires
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sun 10 Oct, 2021 11:02 am

Copper Beard Orchid (Calochilus campestris). Weirdly there a two bearded orchids with the same common name. This one and C paludosus.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Bron » Thu 21 Oct, 2021 8:07 pm

Tetratheca glandulosa - a vulnerable shrub in found in Yengo NP
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