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Drosera and Utricularia dichotoma in fiordland New Zealand


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#1 kinabalufan

 
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:12 AM

On a short trip to Te anau and though to Milford Sound in Fiordland National park I took these photos.

Utricularia dichotoma growing on the shore of Lake Te anau in short turf vegetation

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Utricularia dichotoma

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Drosera spatulata growing on the edge of beach forest at the side of the road near "The Chasm" close to Milford Sound

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Drosera spatulata "the Chasm"

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Key summit bog and small tarn where Drosera arctaurii spatulata and stenopetala grow as well as Utricularia dichotoma (only one flower seen)

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Drosera spatulata at Key summit (900m asl) The Main Devide

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Drosera spatulata Key summit showing the red coloration that occurs in alpine areas

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Drosera arctaurii at Key summit this species was dieing back already for its winter dormancy

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Drosera stenopetala at Gertrude saddle 850m asl showing the small leaves that grow at the end of the season and form a resting bud for the winter.

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Edited by kinabalufan, 11 March 2012 - 01:23 AM.


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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:03 AM

great to see, thank you

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:52 AM

Great photos, thank you for sharing them.

#4 Martin Hingst

 
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 20:02 PM

Very nice pics - thanks for sharing! D. stenopetala is a very interesting species.

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Martin

#5 Daniel O.

 
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:30 AM

Wow, indeed very nice pictures.
I really like them all.

Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

Daniel

#6 kinabalufan

 
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:45 AM

Thank you all for the kind comments. Drosera stenopetala is a really strange Drosera I feel lucky that its endemic to New Zealand, it partly makes up for our our nearest neighbour (Austrlaia) having so many, many more species of amazing carnivorous plants.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 15:33 PM

Like!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 20:46 PM

Really nice! New Zealand landscape looks absolutely beautiful. And those sundews are also gorgeous.

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Aymeric

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:46 AM

Nice pictures, these drosera and utricularia are amazing.

Thanks for sharing. :thumright:

Edited by Carlos Rohrbacher, 24 April 2012 - 02:50 AM.