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Rhyll Cricket Ground

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Two weeks ago I was out fossil prospecting, no not the weekend I found that dino, and stayed Sat night at Philip Island SE of Melbourne. I decided to do a bit of CP prospecting while I was there. I was given directions to an old cricket ground where an unidentified Drosera had been seen. I ended up at Rhyll Cricket ground. An old cricket ground that has never had any real care other than the odd mow so no fertlisers to kill off the local CP's.

As it is quite late in the season I was not hopeful of finding much. After a quick look around I spotted an area of intrest and before long I spotted the dried remains of some D. peltata var. foliosa. Upon looking closer I noticed there were D. pygmaea growing everywhere. I also noticed the dried remains of some D. auriculata. After a wander around this patch I also found a few D. peltata var. foliosa that were no quite dormant.

I was hoping to find some D. peltata var. gracilis, but this area was to dry for them.

The cricket ground where the plants were found growing

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D. peltata var. foliosa

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Some D. pygmaea

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A comparison of D. peltata var. foliosa (left and centre) and D. auriculata (right). I hope you like them I got bitten by a spider getting these!!

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Cheers

George

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D. pygmaea var. foliosa? Was that fossil not the only thing you've discovered lately? Don't believe I've heard of that variety of D. pygmaea before. :shock:

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D. pygmaea var. foliosa? Was that fossil not the only thing you've discovered lately? Don't believe I've heard of that variety of D. pygmaea before. :D

Hi, George

Nice photos, and another good day out that us 'Brits' have missed out on.

Sean

George was probably under the influence of that spider bit when he was typing out his post.

Unless he has found, documented, recorded, and named a new species of pygmy Drosera in the last few days.. :shock:

:wavey:

Langy

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