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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Mon 11 Nov, 2019 1:49 pm

Is the season. Just off Nattai Rd in Nattai NP.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Mon 11 Nov, 2019 8:02 pm

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Caleana minor, Small Duck Orchid (with miniature spider underneath).
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby slparker » Wed 13 Nov, 2019 6:17 pm

Wild or weed (NE Vic)?:
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby bernieq » Thu 14 Nov, 2019 5:59 pm

Brunonia australis - a native, definately not a weed!

Here's one from the Little Desert last weekend :
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby CraigVIC » Sun 24 Nov, 2019 6:50 pm

Mt Cobbler camp, vic.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sun 24 Nov, 2019 7:08 pm

Very nice. Possibly a type of Caladenia gracilis.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Sun 01 Dec, 2019 2:03 pm

Inspired by an earlier photo of a Duck Orchid I headed out to a spot on the Georges River where I have seen them before. No luck with finding any Duck Orchids but I did find some Blotched Hyacinth Orchids (Dipodium punctatum). Don't remember ever seeing a Blotched Hyacinth in the Macarthur area, so they were a joy to behold.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Sun 01 Dec, 2019 9:16 pm

michael_p wrote:Inspired by an earlier photo of a Duck Orchid I headed out to a spot on the Georges River where I have seen them before. No luck with finding any Duck Orchids but I did find some Blotched Hyacinth Orchids (Dipodium punctatum). Don't remember ever seeing a Blotched Hyacinth in the Macarthur area, so they were a joy to behold.

Nice one Michael. I don't recall seeing those locally either, but pretty sure I've spotted them in RNP.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Wed 02 Sep, 2020 7:35 pm

Managed to get out bush today and walked past hundreds of these.
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Spotted Sun Orchid (Thelymitra ixioides)
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Wed 02 Sep, 2020 7:49 pm

Go home you're drunk. :lol:
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Fri 04 Sep, 2020 9:08 pm

Near home, in the bush
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White grevillea

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Eriostomen, in magnificent profusion everywhere

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Boronia ledifolia, also in profusion, but closing up to set seed

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Very tiny flower on reed. The white 'petals' are actually the bracts.

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And of course, an orchid. I 'hunt' them . Small waxlip, Glossodia minor.

And those are just a few seen in <1 hr.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Wed 23 Sep, 2020 4:48 pm

Recently found two Donkey Orchids in a spot I have not seen them before. Had some time today so I decided to go and grab a photo of them.
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Donkey Orchid

After taking the shots I continued around the area doing a bit of birdwatching and taking a few more flower shots. I walked back along the footpad where I photographed the Orchids, not 1 hour earlier, only to discover that in the interim someone had stolen the Donkey Orchids. You have no idea how angry this made me. I am still enraged. :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x
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Holes left in the ground where the Donkey Orchids were not 1 hour earlier.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby north-north-west » Wed 23 Sep, 2020 6:30 pm

*&%$#!! The plants aren't likely to survive as they're very fussy about having the right mycorhizal symbiotes and you need to take a lot of local soil to give them the best possible chance when transplanted.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby rcaffin » Thu 24 Sep, 2020 1:17 pm

Also illegal. They are protected.
Yes, they will die fast.

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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Cowirrie » Wed 30 Sep, 2020 10:45 am

michael_p wrote:I walked back along the footpad where I photographed the Orchids, not 1 hour earlier, only to discover that in the interim someone had stolen the Donkey Orchids. You have no idea how angry this made me.


Aargh. You're right that that's no way to treat an orchid. It's a good one too; I see a fair number of Donkey Orchids each spring, but I think it's a special occasion when there's more than two flowers open on a stem, like the four you saw here.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Mon 05 Oct, 2020 11:24 am

Purple Bearded Orchids are out.
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Duck Orchids are out as well.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Mon 05 Oct, 2020 1:17 pm

Nice Michael, I need to try and get out for a local walk and have a look. Not today, it's way too hot for me.
Was up in the Blueys on Saturday and saw occasional small orchids appearing among the ashen landscape.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Mon 05 Oct, 2020 1:32 pm

Heaps of orchids out around the Basin in Kentlyn at the moment as well. Those Duck Orchids are right next to the footpad on the way down to Basin. Got some photos of Tongue Orchids in flower but because of the angle of the sun the photos got washed out.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Mon 05 Oct, 2020 1:59 pm

michael_p wrote:Heaps of orchids out around the Basin in Kentlyn at the moment as well. Those Duck Orchids are right next to the footpad on the way down to Basin. Got some photos of Tongue Orchids in flower but because of the angle of the sun the photos got washed out.

Awesome, thanks.The Basin is less than 10 mins from my place. Will try and get out during the week.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Tue 06 Oct, 2020 9:17 am

johnw wrote:
michael_p wrote:Heaps of orchids out around the Basin in Kentlyn at the moment as well. Those Duck Orchids are right next to the footpad on the way down to Basin. Got some photos of Tongue Orchids in flower but because of the angle of the sun the photos got washed out.

Awesome, thanks.The Basin is less than 10 mins from my place. Will try and get out during the week.

I decided to go to Campbelltown yesterday afternoon, so detoured to The Basin on the way home once the heat had eased a little. The track was absolutely packed with people (walking down to the Basin, not looking for orchids). I found the duck and bearded orchids plus a yellow one, and a nice looking small cream Correa (Reflexa?). Only took my phone, but some attempted macros follow:
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Duck orchid, Bushwalkers Basin track, Keith Longhurst Reserve, Kentlyn NSW
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Tue 06 Oct, 2020 9:20 am

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Purple bearded orchid, Bushwalkers Basin track, Keith Longhurst Reserve, Kentlyn NSW
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Tue 06 Oct, 2020 9:20 am

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Probably Diuris maculata (Golden Donkey orchid), Bushwalkers Basin track, Keith Longhurst Reserve, Kentlyn NSW
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Tue 06 Oct, 2020 9:21 am

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Small cream Correa sp., Bushwalkers Basin track, Keith Longhurst Reserve, Kentlyn NSW
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby Neo » Tue 06 Oct, 2020 10:48 am

The yellow unidentified could be a donkey orchid.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby johnw » Tue 06 Oct, 2020 1:55 pm

Neo wrote:The yellow unidentified could be a donkey orchid.

Ah, yes. Looks likely to be Diuris maculata (Golden Donkey orchid). I''ve updated the caption.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Wed 07 Oct, 2020 6:49 pm

Grass Tree in full flower.
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Waratah season.
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White Finger Orchids.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Wed 07 Oct, 2020 7:04 pm

Forgot to include the Waratah up close shot in my last post.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby GregG » Thu 08 Oct, 2020 2:06 pm

Lots of Waratahs out at the moment. In the ACT last Monday.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Tue 13 Oct, 2020 11:12 am

Some more local Orchid shots.

Duck Orchids.
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Tongue Orchids (Dockrillia Linguiformis). Nearly at the end of flowering so not looking 100% but still beautiful to admire.
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Re: Flora Seen on Your Last Walk?

Postby michael_p » Thu 15 Oct, 2020 7:33 pm

Finger Orchid close up.
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Haven't identified the following yet. But it is beauty.
EDIT: Bootlace Orchid.
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