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Darwinia in Southwest Australia


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#1 Martin Hingst

 
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 20:02 PM

Hi,

here some pics of this fantastic genus. Endemic to Australia, most species (around 60) live in the Southwest of Western Australia.

Very special - and rare, so it was always something special to find one. First species we found was D. speciosa near Badgingarra.

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Near Mt Lesueur NP grew this strange - and somehow beautiful -D. sanguinea.

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D. neildiana near Eneabba:

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Finally the perhaps most beautiful one we have seen - D. leiostyla on Mt Trio/Stirling Range. Photos taken by Vera, while I was carrying little Ilva up on the mountain :training1:

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Hope you like it -

Martin

#2 Sean Spence

 
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:48 AM

Beautiful plants, and quite difficult to grow. i had a D. leiostyla going for a few years but the cool dampness of winter eventually caused its death.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:17 AM

Hi Martin,

very nice pictures and plants! Thanks for showing!

Christian