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Note the frilly margin of the labellum which is square and notched at the apex.(Distinguishes it from Microtis parviflora which has a non-frilly labellum that tapers to a point without the notch - triangular-shaped.)
Update: Close-up photos showing labellum detail added.
Note the variation in the shape/notching of the labellum. Some flowers only have minute notching on a square-ended labellum. Others have two rounded lobes with one shallow notch between them **but there is no gap or "decurved point" between the lobes**.
That makes it M. unifolia, I think, even though a proportion of the flowers have a bilobed labellum.
Looking at photos elsewhere, it seems that the id feature "labellum pendulous - not pressed against ovary" can be seen in both arenaria and unifolia.

Date & Time

  2016-11-03 11:30 AM


  -37.464265 , 144.68869


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  1. Kevin Sparrow  Great comment David, I will check mine out in future

    Reply • 04 Nov 2016

  2. Chris Lindorff  This specimen is approaching M. arenaria and worth considering. Labellum well-notched and pendulous.

    Reply • 05 Nov 2016

NS Observation No. 581C0727ED2A897480002151
Created 2016-11-04 03:01 PM (about 3 years ago)
Created By David Francis
Updated 2017-11-23 12:11 PM (about 2 years ago)
Updated By David Francis
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