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Verticordia staminosa subsp staminosa [Wongan Featherflower]

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#1 DaveO

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:45

Oldfield, D. 2018. Verticordia staminosa C.A. Gardner & A.S. George subsp. staminosa (Myrtaceae) Wongan Featherflower. Flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence photo also included. http://www.ultraviol...-featherflower/

Maldon, Victoria, Australia
25 May 2018
Australian Native Wildflower as Garden Specimen

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Verticordia staminosa subsp staminosa was gathered in 1961 near Wongan Hills in Western Australia. It has been declared as Rare Flora in the wild due to its being restricted to a single granite outcrop but is becoming quite widely cultivated.

Visible Light: Nikon D750 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Metz 15 MS-1 flash, 1/200 s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV/IR Cut Filter.
Attached Image: Verticordia_staminosa_subsp_staminosa_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO65302

Ultraviolet Light: Nikon D750 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Nissin Di866 Mark II flash, 1/200s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV-Pass Filter.
Attached Image: Verticordia_staminosa_subsp_staminosa_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO65304

Ultraviolet Induced Visible Fluorescence: Nikon D750 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens with Baader UV/IR Cut Filter, Nichia NCSU033A UV-LED with Baader UV-Pass Filter, 10.0 s @ f/16 ISO 1600.
Attached Image: Verticordia_staminosa_subsp_staminosa_UVIVFL.jpg
Image Reference: DO65305

Reference:
George (Berndt), E.A. and Pieroni, M. Verticordia, the turner of hearts, University of Western Australia Press, 2002, p. 174

Published 25 May 2018

#2 Andy Perrin

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 14:36

Oooh. Well that's an unusual looking flower. Lovely photos as always, Dave.

#3 Andrea B.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 15:45

These really are unusual!

Dave, I added a bit to your header so that UVIVF was mentioned.
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