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Some Southern Highland species

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Foozil, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Foozil

    Foozil Active Member

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    A few species from the Southern Highlands area South of Sydney.
    Eriochilus petricola. The identifying feature of this group is their leaves, their flowers do not vary much.
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    A different Eriochilus sp., not sure which. Note the glabrous leaf which lacks anthocyanins, unlike E. petricola.
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    Corunastylis sagittifera. My first time finding this seemingly uncommon species.
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    Above is a flipped image of the underside of one of their non-resupinate flowers.

    Pterostylis parviflora (Speculantha parviflora). A group of very similar-looking terrestrial species. They generally form either flower spikes or sterile rosettes, usually after flowering.
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    A dewy Pterostylis hispidula, a relative of the much more well known P. nutans.
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    Pterostylis reflexa (Diplodium reflexum)
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    Pterostylis coccina (Diplodium coccinum)
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    Bulbophyllum exiguum (Adelopetalum exiguum). An interesting form, it has pure yellow flowers usually.
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  2. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the photos again. Love the Eriochilus, shame they're pretty much uncultivatable, and unavailable even if they were. I'd like to try some Pterostylis species at some point.
     
  3. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Great photos! Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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  5. J E

    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Very nice ausie orchids are some of the more interesting in my opinion. P. parviflora has really unique leaves it looks totally unlike an orchid