Fieldtrip near Darwin
Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:41 AM
I just put my blog about my fieldtrip near Darwin online. Here is a link to it:
Posted 09 January 2012 - 14:37 PM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 14:49 PM
So sad I can't read german...
Posted 09 January 2012 - 14:53 PM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 18:06 PM
nice pictures and report nethertheless i did not understand everything.
For sure you have had a nice time there.
Thanks for sharing.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:27 AM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:33 AM
....tears of joy, of course!
Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:16 AM
Anayway, I walked with a big smill for days and liked it to share this with you. Tnx for the replies.
Ps your tears rememberd me of all the rivers of sweat rolling of my face dripping on my camera and the tiny plants I hung above--> over 40 C.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 18:48 PM
Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:21 AM
Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:13 AM
I guess your trip was last year as this year the weather has been unusually dry and not all the plants are out yet.
As far as I know, Felix is actually there at this moment, so the fieldreport is this year.
Edited by Emiel, 12 January 2012 - 10:14 AM.
Posted 13 January 2012 - 00:13 AM
This is the checklist for Drosera in the NT:
banksii R.Br. ex DC.
falconeri Kondo & Tsiang
petiolaris R.Br. ex DC.
And the checklist for Utricularia:
quinquedentata F.Muell. ex P.Taylor
sp. Red (R.K.Harwood 145)
sp. Small white (M.O.Rankin 2450)
Posted 13 January 2012 - 04:27 AM
Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:56 AM
Inhad one major thunderstorm and there was a cyclone two weeks earlier.
The Byblis was growing in a bit shade in open forrest and a bit wetter then the orher plants. They al grew in some sort of grass. They apeared to do not catch a lot of prey. Maybe strong showers washed them off once in a while. What I found remarkeble was the fact they all, realy all grew upon little hills of soil.
Posted 13 January 2012 - 13:28 PM
Thank you for that great report, and for showing the beautifull Drosera photos.
The first species you found abundantly is not D. dilatato-petiolaris, but D. brevicornis. The flower scapes are much too thick and robust to be D. dilatato-petiolaris, and the pedicels would also be much longer in that species. There are only two species that have flower stalks and pedicels like the plants on your photos (and both are very closely related), namely D. fulva and D. brevicornis. In the flower close-up (the first one, with pure white petals) you can clearly see the "horns" at the tip of the anthers: it is D. brevicornis. And the flower below, with the larger and slightly pinkish petals clearly to D. fulva.
Unfortunately it is a bit difficult for me to ID the Utricularia species from that flower angle, as I would need to see the spur and the bracts to confirm its identity. But it is most likely U. leptorhyncha. Do you perhaps have a photo of the flower in lateral view?
The Drosera you were not sure about whether it is D. darwinensis or D. brevicornis is D. darwinensis.
Very nice photographs!
All the best,