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Melaleuca bracteata [Black Tea Tree]

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#1 DaveO

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 02:29

Oldfield, D. 2015. Melaleuca bracteata F. Muell. (Myrtaceae) Black Tea Tree. 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 glaucocalyx Gand.
Melaleuca genistifolia var. coriacea Ewart, L.R. Kerr & Derrick
Melaleuca monticola J.M. Black
Melaleuca daleana Blakely

Comment
Melaleuca bracteata is widely distributed across tropical Australia extending into Central Australia and northern New South Wales. It is well suited for shelter belts or for screening purposes in larger gardens.

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_bracteata_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO62159

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_bracteata_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO62161

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_bracteata_UVIVFL.jpg
Image Reference: DO62162

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. 94.
Elliott, W.R. and Jones, D.L. Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants suitable for cultivation, Lothian 1993, Volume 6, p. 324.

Published 24 November 2015

Edited by DaveO, 24 November 2015 - 02:30.