|Mount Lesueur; named for Charles Lesueur, a brilliant self-taught painter-naturalist on the |
unhappy and ill-fated Baudin expedition of 1801, the third and grandest of the French scientific expeditions
to Australia, sponsored by Napoleon.
|Calytrix leschenaultii, Family Myrtaceae. |
The magnificently named Jean-Baptiste Louis-Claude-Theodore Leschenault de la Tour
was chief botanist to the Baudin expedition.
|Verticordia grandis, Family Myrtaceae.|
The wonderful Verticordias ('heart turners') warrant their own posting, and they'll get it one day.
|Sphaerolobium pulchellum. Family Fabaceae.|
|Darwinia virescens, Family Myrtaceae.|
|Conostephium pendulum, Family Epacridaceae.|
|Hakea neurophylla. Family Proteaceae.|
|Isopogon linearis. Family Proteaceae.|
This is a remarkable species, from the heaths of the south-west, with a disjunct population o the east coast,
3,000km away, and another in mountain rainforests of the Queensland tropics.
|Western Bearded Dragon, Pogona minor.|