Sundews in Sydney
Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:21 AM
Drosera spatulata, by far the most common species in the area. It could be found along the side of the track for most of its length. In many places they appeared to be growing on pure sand or sandstone with very little soil or organic matter, it may be worth trying as a cultivation technique.
Some of the plants were very large, larger than I had seen spatulata before. I placed a 65mm lens cap for comparison.
I found both Drosera peltata and D. auriculata growing within 20m of each other. I didn't think both would be found in such close proximity. The plants were also very advanced in growth, mine have only just started to break dormancy!
Drosera pygmaea was also quite wide spread along the track, just really hard to spot compared to the D. spatulata. The recent rain meant that they had dispersed all of their gemmae and some had started sprouting already.
Now for a partially carnivorous plant, Stylidium lineare. This plant was also quite common, often growing in very close association with the D. peltata/auriculata. I also saw what I believe to be S. laricifolium, but I can't be sure without flowers.
And a couple of other flowers from the same area.
Grevillea buxifolia sp. buxifolia:
Banksia ericifolia sp. ericifolia:
Clump of terrestrial orchids including a Pterostylis sp. At least 3 different species are in this clump, I'll try to identify them when they flower.
Thanks for looking.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:35 AM
thanks for sharing. You have some very interesting plants (not only the CP) growing near your hometown!
Posted 03 June 2012 - 18:10 PM
While they can't compare to Christian's spectacular photo treatise of the WA CP's I hope you'll find them interesting.
Why not, Ciaran!
By the meantime however I can´t see D. spatulata anymore...lol... ;o) I love Stylidiums and those Banksias are quite impressive!
Thanks for the brilliant colours in our current rainy days!
Posted 04 June 2012 - 00:54 AM
Thanks for sharing.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 00:52 AM
In the mean time, enjoy some pictures of Stylidium graminifolium:
Edited by -Xeno-, 08 June 2012 - 01:06 AM.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:18 PM
Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:31 PM
Thanks for sharing
Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:05 AM
Martin, that's interesting because the other nine members of the Lambertia genus are restricted to SW WA, although I believe they are a bit less common and the flowers are a bit different to it's eastern counterpart.
I've created a new topic for the non-carnivorous plants that I find around Sydney, which I will update as I take new pictures.
I'll keep this thread for the Carnivorous plants and Stylidium I find.
Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:37 AM
And some more pictures of D. spatulata because it's a nice looking plant :)
Posted 30 August 2012 - 14:03 PM