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Kunzea ericoides [Burgan]

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#1 DaveO

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 03:56

Oldfield, D. 2016. Kunzea ericoides (A. Rich.) J. Thomps. (Myrtaceae) Burgan. Flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light. http://www.ultraviol...icoides-burgan/

Synonyms
Leptospermum ericoides A. Rich.

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

Comment
Kunzea ericoides is a variable and widespread species from eastern Australia, usually found in soils which are moist or waterlogged for extended periods.

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_ericoides_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO62234

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_ericoides_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO62237

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/11 ISO 1250.
Attached Image: Kunzea_ericoides_UVIVFL.jpg
Image Reference: DO62239

References:
Elliott, W.R. and Jones, D.L. Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants suitable for cultivation, Lothian 1993, Volume 6, p. 18.

Published 4 January 2016

Edited by DaveO, 04 January 2016 - 03:56.


#2 nfoto

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:44

The garden centres should recommend blacklights to their customers....

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#3 DaveO

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 22:40

What amazes me is the difference in the number of stamens around the flower for the three different kunzeas I have taken.

#4 Andrea B.

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 16:28

Yes, that is interesting.
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