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Amazing SW Western Australia!

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Hi all,

I've just arrived home after a month walking in the Kimberley region of NW Australia (photos of Utrics and sundews to be posted later). My walking companion and I had a morning in Perth on our way home, and decided to search for some sundews. Within about 20 km of Perth airport, and without trying too hard, we had quickly discovered 12 species of drosera! The southwest of Western Australia is truly amazing in terms of species diversity. Below are but a couple of the many photos from the morning trip.

Enjoy!

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D. zonaria (both red and green forms occur at this one site)

STOLONIFERA.JPG

D.stolonifera

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ERECT_FLOWER.JPG

A beatiful erect drosera and it's flower (any tips on it's identity would be welcome!)

The other species seen were D. gigantea, D. menziesii, D. macrantha, D. erythrorhiza, D. walyunga, D. rosulata, D. zigzagia, D. glanduligera and a pygmy that would couldnt ID positively.

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Hi Dan,

Great plants. The final plant is Drosera heterophylla. Can't wait for the "other" photos.

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Smashing pics Dan :tu:

I'm looking forward to the rest too :-)

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Hi Greg,

Yep, we did see some Byblis (see below - dunno if its liniflora or filifolia). However, as it was the dry season they were pretty scarce. We only saw the one in the photos below because it was in flower. You can appreciate that they'd be pretty hard to see amongst the grass when not in flower.

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Cheers,

Dan.

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Hi Dan,

Wow - thanks for the photos, it always great to see CP (especially Drosera) in the wild! :D

Can't wait to see the other photos, I'm waiting (impatiently!)... :tu:

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Hi Dan,

Don't know whwther you still post on here, but I believe that, on comparison with my specimens, that the Byblis is B rorida. Where was the plant found?

Cheers,

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Very nice Droserae! :)

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Dan - nice pictures.

Greg - thanks for posting to this older thread, causing it to flag on my 'new posts'.

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Hi Greg,

I just noticed you post (after several months it seems!). I think your call of B.rorida might be a good one. We saw this plant on the Mitchell Plateau (NW KImberley). CALM's Floarabase database has several occurrences of this plant in the vicinity. Unfortunately, the one plant we saw was not in seed at the time.

btw. craig and i are angling to get up to the Kimberley again this year for another extended walk, so perhaps there might be some more photos to show in the coming months.

cheers,

Dan.

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