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Lower Travers valley, Nelson Lakes NP (Google, OSM) Details Hide details

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Microtis are surprisingly uncommon in Travers Valley. This one of only 2 colonies spotted in 25km of valley floor. Flowering very late but appears to be M unifolia.

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Maikaika - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
memopob's ID: Maikaika (Microtis unifolia)
Posted by memopob about 2 months ago (Flag)
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Maikaika - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
tangatawhenua's ID: Maikaika (Microtis unifolia)
Posted by tangatawhenua about 2 months ago (Flag)
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bill-nz's ID: Maikaika (Microtis unifolia)
Posted by bill-nz about 2 months ago (Flag)
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There definitely appears to be a late flowering form that has featured on here recently.

Posted by bill-nz about 2 months ago (Flag)
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NZNOG forum has been discussing late forms too. I can't see any physical differences yet they flower months apart. These were not large robust plants, mostly more the size one might expect for M oligantha. The posted plant being the biggest by far at about 120mm high.

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It is likely that only DNA testing will determine whether this late flowering entity is a separate species. Yet another one to add to the mix. It seems the more we observe the less we really know.

Posted by bill-nz about 2 months ago (Flag)
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Maikaika - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
memopob's ID: Maikaika (Microtis unifolia)
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Maikaika - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Maikaika (Microtis unifolia)
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