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Eucalyptus platypus [Moort]


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#1 DaveO

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 04:03

Oldfield, D. 2014. Eucalyptus platypus Hook. (Myrtaceae) Moort. Flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light. http://www.ultraviol...platypus-moort/




Maldon, Victoria, Australia
23 January 2014
Australian Native Flowering Tree as Garden Specimen

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Eucalyptus platypus (named ‘wide foot’ in reference to the broad flat peduncle) is a spreading tall, mallee shrub or small tree whose flowers are highly valued by apiarists for nectar and pollen.


Visible Light: Pentax K-5 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Metz 15 MS-1 flash, 1/180 s @ f/16 ISO 200, B+W UV/IR Cut Filter.
Attached Image: Eucalyptus_platypus_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO52042

Ultraviolet Light: Pentax K-5 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Nikon SB-14 flash, 1/180s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV-Pass Filter.
Attached Image: Eucalyptus_platypus_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO52048



References:
Elliott, W.R. and Jones, D.L. Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants suitable for cultivation, Lothian 1986, Volume 4, p. 180.


Atlas of Living Australia http://bie.ala.org.a...lyptus+platypus


Published 8 February 2014