Olivier Tschuy Posted January 26, 2009 Report Share Posted January 26, 2009 Hi all Last year we made a trip to the East Coast of Australia. Although it was not a trip with the intention to search CPs I managed to find some, esp. Utricularia, Droseras / tuberous Droseras and some Orchids. In only 6 weeks was not much time to plan extensive trips, but we found some nice spots, let’s have a go: The first CPs we discovered at a golf course in Byron Bay at a kangaroo watching excursion - a Uticularia unknown to me. Later, on Fraser Island, we found an orchid growing on the ground of the forest But Fraser Island, as I knew, had other plants, we wanted to see! – Droseras. I found them easily at the shores of Lake McKenzie Drosera spathulata (the D. pygmea was absent at this place) Back on the mainland we travelled further to Noosa Heads. In a National Park there we found the next CP population. There we found some nice D. spathulatas again – this time with the macro lens for my camera ;-) D. spathulata grows in the wet moss parts between cliffs, where a small water runlet ends to the sea. Close up of the flower Obviously there were other CPs too in the area Utricularias! Here U. uligionosa And U. caerulea Besides carnivorous plants Australians Flora had many surprisingly plants – her some kind of lily forming tubers: Thysanotus patersonii. Then we travelled further north to Queensland, bund couldn’t find any CPs any more – to my disappointment. But the spectacular nature of Australia compensated this by far. The best should come at the end – some tuberous droseras just next to Sydney! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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