Sean Spence Posted June 20, 2006 Report Share Posted June 20, 2006 Had a day off today and the weather was sunny and mild for a change so I decided to take my daughter for a quick trip to see how the Drosera whittakerii ssp. aberrans were going in a State Park close by. This is the first area I always check each season as the forms of Drosera whittakerii ssp. aberrans are many and varied. As it turned out, they were looking fantastic. The main reason for this was that they hadn't been rained on for quite a while allowing the rosettes to be clean and free of dirt and other debris. Anyway, here are a "few" shots. Sorry to those with dial-up. Firstly, a pinkish form growing under low Eucalyptus scrub- A couple of shots of the pinkish form showing the density of the colony. The entire area of the 2nd shot is covered by Drosera- A large greenish form growing very close to the previous form. The largest rosettes were about 7cms in diameter- A more open area that had recently been burnt was home to a much smaller form which had an intense red colouration. Plants were about 2cms across- A shot of my daughter Alannah pulling a silly face sitting next to a colony- An orangey coloured plant- A nice patch found on the side of a rocky, sandy loam track. These plants had a salmony colouration and were a medium size, approximately 4cms in diameter- I found another large form while heading back to the car. This was quite a dense colony with plants over 7cms across. They were very light green. A shot of the colony- A little closer- Closer again- and again- And finally, a few habitat shots. Looking into the bushland with grasstrees (Xanthorrhoea australis) dominating the understorey- Another view with less grasstrees- A single grasstree- Sorry if that was a bit monotonous. Thanks for your time. I hope you enjoyed them. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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