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Darwinia citriodora [Lemon-scented Darwinia]

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#1 DaveO

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 00:55

Oldfield, D. 2015. Darwinia citriodora (Endl.) Benth. (Myrtaceae) Lemon-scented Darwinia. Flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light. http://www.ultraviol...ented-darwinia/

Synonyms
Genetyllis citriodora Endl.
Hedaroma latifolium Lindl.
Genetyllis pimeloides F. Muell.

Maldon, Victoria, Australia
17 October 2015
Australian Native Wildflower as Garden Specimen

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Darwinia citriodora from an endemic genus of about 60 species named after Dr Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of naturalist Charles Darwin, is found in the moist soils of the Darling scarp in Western Australia. It is the most common darwinia in cultivation with flowers that are attractive to nectar-eating birds.

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: Darwinia_citriodora_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO61956

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: Darwinia_citriodora_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO61958

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: Darwinia_citriodora_UVIVFL.jpg
Image Reference: DO61959

References:
Elliott, W.R. and Jones, D.L. Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants suitable for cultivation, Volume 3, 1984, Lothian, p. 185.

Published 25 December 2015

Edited by DaveO, 30 December 2015 - 04:00.


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Posted 25 December 2015 - 01:21

Happy Christmas Dave
Your work is coming out fantastic.
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#3 DaveO

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 02:39

Merry Christmas to you too Col, and "to all our readers" as they say in the Classics.

I thought this flower looked like something you might find on an Aussie Christmas Tree. B)
Dave

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 03:13

Dave, I think these are a particularly nice set.

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 05:24

Thanks Steve,

I've always believed in "Suck it and see". You never know how it's going to turn out until you take it. It shows how much is hidden from us if we only have the Visible light view.

Dave

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 06:06

A nice surprise from this Darwinia.
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Posted 30 December 2015 - 22:46

This is one of those frustrating flowers which always hangs down, so "in the wild" it's actually difficult to see what the flowers are like. I guess insects and possibly honeyeaters have no problems approaching the flowers from below.

Dave