Orchid News

March 2020

PLEASE NOTE THAT FOLLOWING THE GOVERNMENT HEALTH ADVICE ALL WANOSCG MEETINGS AND OUTINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Committee Meetings are continuing on-line.

 

Updated February 2020

During 2019 a number of orchid taxa were formally named or in one case renamed following a review of the type specimen.

In the 2019 April/ May edition of the Australian Orchid Review David Jones and Chris French published a paper describing a new Diuris whilst in the December/January edition of the Australian Orchid Review they published a paper to recognise new combinations in Pterostylis.

The new names are as follows:

Diuris complex

Diuris sp. ‘south coast’ is now Diuris brockmanii

Snail complex
Pterostylis sp. ‘coastal short-eared snail’ is now Pterostylis actites

Pterostylis sp. ‘short-eared snail’ is now Pterostylis brevisepala

Pterostylis sp. ‘slender’ is now Pterostylis crispula

Pterostylis sp. ’long sepals’ is now Pterostylis gracillima

Pterostylis sp. ’Ravensthorpe’ is now Pterostylis grossa

Pterostylis sp. ’inland’ is now Pterostylis setulosa

Pterostylis sp. ’Chudalup’ is now Pterostylis tylosa

Published in Nuytsia in late 2019 Andrew Brown and Garry Brockman formally described a new Paracaleana taxon and Andrew Brown and Steve Hopper renamed Caladenia vulgata after the original type specimen was redefined as C. incensum. This then required a new type specimen as well as a new name.

The new names are as follows;

Paracaleana complex

Paracaleana sp. ’laterite’ (Darling Range duck) is now Paracaleana ferricola

Caladenia complex

Caladenia vulgata is now Caladenia varians

 

Courtesy of Kevin Uhe