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The New South Wales Carnivorous Plant Society went on a field trip to Govett's Leap and environs a few weeks ago. Most of the pics are D. binata, but it's interesting to see how it grows on the cliff faces, and the variation.

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Fantastic photos at the link! Thanks for sharing that. I am always fascinated to see these plants in a natural setting. I'll have to add Govett's Leap to my "places to go" list.

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Hi,

Great photos, and a stunning landscape too.

Must have been a great day out there.

That cliff with with the Drosera binata looks amazing :D

:wavey:

Langy

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I agree with the rest!!

Fantastic landscape and plants.

The green giant form is my favorite!!!!!!!

Greetz,

Iggy

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This really is a beautiful location!

Love the red binata's on the rocks...

Keep them coming!

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What a gorgeous Telopea.

Very nice binata - are these forms separate within the area? What about intergrades?

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Whether the forms are true forms, or reactions to environmental conditions is not clear. There is quite a bit of variety in a very, very small area. The forms photoed were all growing within a few hundred metres of each other.

One of the red forms looked like a dwarf variety, but Greg Bourke, the Society President, thinks that they'd grow to normal size in different conditions. Unfortunately it's a national park, so we couldn't take samples to experiment on.

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