North-West Victoria - Day 2
22 October 2011
Went hunting for desert rufas
but spent over 2 hours driving just to get to the search area and then we didn't find any.
This wasn't good as they wanted to collect three samples for describing a new species (currently known as
Pterostylis sp aff
xerophila/Oligochaetochilus sp aff xerophilus
That means the type locality will probably not be the Murray-Sunset National Park but Mallanbool, where about 4 or 5 plants were found,
also well down on the roughly 30 plants recorded there previously.
Highlights were the numerous lizards sighted, including Striped Skinks, (I'm presuming Inland)
what I think was a Sand Monitor (my photo isn't good enough to post but might be good enough for an ID).