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Chamelaucium megalopetalum

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#1 DaveO

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 03:36

Oldfield, D. 2018. Chamelaucium megalopetalum Benth. (Myrtaceae) Flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light. http://www.ultraviol...-megalopetalum/

Synonyms
Darwinia megalopetala (Benth.) F. Muell.
Decalophium melaleucum Turcz.

Maldon, Victoria, Australia
2 November 2016
Australian Native Wildflower as Garden Specimen

Comment
Chamelaucium megalopetalum is an outstanding ornamental species from inland Western Australia which occurs in coarse sands and gravel and requires well drained soils in cultivation.

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: Chamelaucium_megalopetalum_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO63639

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: Chamelaucium_megalopetalum_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO63643

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 1600.
Attached Image: Chamelaucium_megalopetalum_UVIVFL.jpg
Image Reference: DO63646

Reference:
Elliott, W.R. and Jones, D.L. Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants suitable for cultivation, Lothian 1984, Volume 3, p. 17.

Published 6 May 2018

Edited by DaveO, 07 May 2018 - 05:59.


#2 Andrea B.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 16:11

The stucture inside this tiny flower is interesting - the way the anthers form a ring around the tree-like stigma. Kind of a Stonehenge thing. :)

We often see waxflowers used in florists' bouquets here in the US. So now I know it is an Australian native.
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#3 DaveO

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 04:52

The most 'famous' waxflower is probably the Geraldton Wax flower C. unicinatum which is available in a variety of colours and is the one most likely to be found as a cut flower globally. The good book says that it is an endemic genus of about 21 species restricted to south-western Western Australia.