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#1 Martin Hingst

 
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:06 AM

Hi,

for those of you who are interested in the Western Australian flora, an overview to this wonderful genus of the Proteaceae family, Grevillea.
Equally impressive as the Banksia, and equally colourful and rich in species - what makes the identification not easy. It took me hours - and even with good literature, I am to totally sure with the one or the other. So if anyone knows better, any corrections of species names are welcome.

I'll focus on the south western floral province, and at its most northern point near Geraldton, where I found this lovely species, G. annulifera:

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The plant in its environment - easy to see from a distance:

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Totally different in colour and shape - G. petrophiloides:

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Everywhere along the roads we spotted these beautiful plants. Near Badgingarra we had some time for a little stop. First plant that hit the eye was Grevillea eriostachya with its brilliant yellow flowers:

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G. pinaster:

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Probably a fililoba hybrid:

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Some more miles southeast, into the Dryandra Forest: G. cagiana. I am not too happy with my ID here, but anyway great colours:

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Near Raventhorpe grew G. patentiloba:

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And down to the South coast in the Fitzgerald NP this neat little thing, G. fasciculata:

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But the absolute Grevillea highlight was the street from Kondinin to Hyden. Not easy to get going, I could have stopped eyery few meters. Some day I'll have to do it again - by feet ;-)

Maybe G. cagiana again (maybe not...)

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The noble G. excelsior:

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G. hookeriana ssp. apiciloba:

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G. insignis:

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and finally, G. pilosa:

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So - theres definately more to see than CPs in WA! Hope you like it -


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:24 AM

If it's true that a picture can speak a thousand words, then: :shock: :tu: :shock: :tu: :shock: :tu: :shock: :tu:
...that'll probably do! :D Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:16 AM

Hi Martin,

nice pictures and intersting plants! Thanks for showing! I still did not start trying to identify the other plants we found during our trip, but the plant of the following two pictures look like it could be a member of that genus as well.

http://utricularia.n...1/IMG_10260.jpg

http://utricularia.n...1/IMG_10278.php

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

Thanks !

Christian, yes, this is a Grevillea too - my guess is G. patentiloba (pretty sure).
Leaves look different than in my plant above, because it is a different subspecies,
Yours is G. patentiloba ssp. patentiloba, the plant on my picture was G. patentiloba ssp. platypoda.

Nice pictures :-) and always worth a photo, isn't it ;-)

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

Hi Martin,

thanks! So, one more mystery solved. I still have lots of plants without names ;)

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 01:35 AM

Hi,

though not a field pic, but a plant in cultivation, I wanted to add a photo from today of one of my Grevilleas.
Finally, I have an adequate winter ground for my plants. My SW Australian species seem to like it!

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Here a pic from my poly tent - quite spacy... ;-)

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 01:52 AM

Hi Martin,

really spacy. :laugh2:
Wow, very interesting and beautiful plants, thanks for posting these pictures.

Best regards,
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Posted 12 January 2014 - 14:48 PM

Martin,

Thanks for sharing. I'm also quite interested in the genius Protacea. I do grow some Protea and Banksia species. This year I will have my first flower of Banksia ericifolia...

Michael

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:30 AM

Cool - thats a nice species! How big is yours? Do you also grow coccinea?

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:16 AM

Hi Martin,

The B.ericifolia is about 0.7m tall. It has two flower buds, but I think it will need a few weeks until the flowers are open. I have sown B. coccinea last year, one seed has germinated, but the seedling was killed by funghi. I will try sowing B. coccinea again in March.

Last year I have tried to make a cutting of B. ericifolia, which was sucessful - it seems that it is not too difficult to propagate Proteacea by cuttings.

I had a look at your topics of Proteaceae with great interest - do you have some pictures of Hakea victoriae? This one I will also try in spring - I have made the experience that Hakea are more easy to grow then most other members of the Proteaceae family.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 14:30 PM

Hi Michael,

yes I do - at the end of my Banksia post: http://www.cpukforum...wtopic=44575

By seed - congrats! A picture of the open flower (and the whole plant) would be great! And good luck for your coccinea - a wonderful plant!

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 07:54 AM

Banksia ericifolia flower bud....

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:20 AM

Great! That will be a nice sight when it opens. Looking forward to more pics of it then.

Thanks

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 21:20 PM

Thank you for sharing this beautiful pictures.