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Melaleuca decussata [Cross Leaf Honey-myrtle]

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#1 DaveO

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 03:12

Oldfield, D. 2015. Melaleuca decussata R. Br. (Myrtaceae) Cross Leaf Honey-myrtle. Flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light.
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Maldon, Victoria, Australia
29 October 2015
Australian Native Wildflower as Garden Specimen

Synonyms
Melaleuca elegans Hornsch.
Melaleuca affinis Regel & Korn.
Myrtoleucodendron decussatum (R. Br.) Kuntze

Comment
Melaleuca decussata is a well known species which occurs from western Victoria to the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia. The flowers fade quickly.

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: Melaleuca_decussata_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO62154

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: Melaleuca_decussata_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO62156

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 1250.
Attached Image: Melaleuca_decussata_UVIVFL.jpg
Image Reference: DO62157

References:
Brophy, J.J., Craven, L.A. & Doran, J.C., Melaleucas, their botany, essential oils and uses, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research ACIAR, 2013, p. 141.
Elliott, W.R. and Jones, D.L. Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants suitable for cultivation, Lothian 1993, Volume 6, p. 333.

Published 22 November 2015

Edited by DaveO, 22 November 2015 - 03:14.