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Melaleuca linariifolia [Flax Leaf Paperbark]

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#1 DaveO

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 03:17

Oldfield, D. 2015. Melaleuca linariifolia Sm. (Myrtaceae) Flax Leaf Paperbark. Flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light. http://www.ultraviol...leaf-paperbark/

Maldon, Victoria, Australia
14 November 2015
Australian Native Wildflower as Garden Specimen

Synonyms
Metrosideros hyssopifolia Cav.
Myrtoleucodendron linariifolium (Sm.) Kuntze

Comment
Melaleuca linariifolia is distributed from south-eastern Queensland to south-eastern New South Wales. Flowering plants are spectacular with the whole of the upper crown covered densely with snowy white to pale cream flowers leading to the common name of ‘Snow-in-Summer’.

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_linariifolia_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO62271

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_linariifolia_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO62273

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: Melaleuca_linariifolia_UVIVFL.jpg
Image Reference: DO62275

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. 227.
Elliott, W.R. and Jones, D.L. Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants suitable for cultivation, Lothian 1993, Volume 6, p. 349.

Published 24 November 2015

Edited by DaveO, 08 December 2015 - 00:34.