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Darwinia taxifolia subsp. macrolaena

Saint George, NSW

Darwinia taxifolia subsp. macrolaena at Saint George, NSW - 23 Nov 2019
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Identification history

Unidentified 26 Nov 2019 Harrisi

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   26 Nov 2019
There has been some discussion about this sighting for a number of days, which gives me some confidence in identifying it as Darwinia grandiflora, despite only limited experience with the genus in general. As such it appears to extend the range of this ROTAP 2RCi species further south. Any comments before we confirm? This would be a significant sighting.
Harrisi wrote:
   26 Nov 2019
Thanks for that Nicholas. Took pic as hadnt seen this plant before despite many days in bush. Did not notice further examples of this plant though that was only in immediate vicinity. Will look more when passing by next time.
   26 Nov 2019
Well that's strange. Another person contacted me over this species in the vicinity of that location. I just assumed we were discussing the same sighting. A very respected, though now non active plant moderator, had suggested D. grandiflora before I was involved.
Harrisi wrote:
   26 Nov 2019
I was primarily looking for beetles though I always reserve 5% of my pea brain for natural anomalies!
   26 Nov 2019
Yes love your beetle shots! I won't add this new species till another plant moderator comments or confirms. Very coincidental - may be more than one plant at this location anyhow?
plants wrote:
   26 Nov 2019
Well outside range of D. grandiflora.
I would be looking at Darwinia taxifolia subsp. macrolaena.
   27 Nov 2019
Thanks 'Plants'. That seems a likely choice.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 23 Nov 2019 05:03 PM Recorded on
  • Harrisi Recorded by

Additional information

  • True In flower

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