Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

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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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