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Melaleuca nesophila [Showy Honey Myrtle]

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#1 DaveO

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 00:47

Oldfield, D. 2015. Melaleuca nesophila F. Muell. (Myrtaceae) Showy Honey Myrtle. Flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light. http://www.ultraviol...y-honey-myrtle/

Maldon, Victoria, Australia
4 December 2015
Australian Native Wildflower as Garden Specimen

Synonym
Myrtoleucodendron nesophilium (F. Muell.) Kuntze

Comment
Melaleuca nesophila is found in the Gairdner River – East Mount Barren district on the southern coast of Western Australia. It is a popular plant in cultivation but rare in the wild.

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_nesophila_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO62351

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_nesophila_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO62356

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_nesophila_UVIVFL.jpg
Image Reference: DO62358

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. 252.
Elliott, W.R. and Jones, D.L. Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants suitable for cultivation, Lothian 1993, Volume 6, p. 352.

Published 24 November 2015

Edited by DaveO, 08 December 2015 - 00:47.