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Kunzea ambigua [Tick Bush]

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#1 DaveO

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 04:11

Oldfield, D. 2016. Kunzea ambigua (Sm.) Druce (Myrtaceae) Tick Bush. Flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light.
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Synonyms
Leptospermum ambiguum Sm.
Metrosideros corifolia Vent.
Kunzea corifolia (Vent.) Schauer

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

Comment
Kunzea ambigua is widely distributed from north-eastern New South Wales to Victoria and Tasmania. The sweet floral fragrance is very noticeable at the flowering peak. Plants of this species (known then as Leptospermum ambiguum) were grown in England in 1791.

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: Kunzea_ambigua_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO61909

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: Kunzea_ambigua_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO61911

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: Kunzea_ambigua_UVIVFL.jpg
Image Reference: DO61912

References:
Elliott, W.R. and Jones, D.L. Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants suitable for cultivation, Lothian 1993, Volume 6, p. 16.

Published 2 January 2016

Edited by DaveO, 02 January 2016 - 04:12.