|Native Pomegranate Balaustion microphyllum, Granite and Woodlands Discovery Track (see last posting).|
This is a WA endemic genus with just one species (a former second species has been moved to another genus).
|One-sided Bottlebrush, Calothamnus sp., north of Norseman.|
This is another endemic genus, but with more than 40 species.
|Baeckea sp., north of Norseman. I may well be wrong even with regard to genus here - |
please feel very free to enlighten me if you know otherwise.
|And for this beautiful shrub, at Newman Rocks near Balladonia, I can only say that it is Myrtaceous!|
I asked a botanist friend in Perth - he threw his hands in the air, so I don't feel too badly about it.
But again I'd welcome your assistance.
|Orange Flame Grevillea Grevillea excelsior, Granite and Woodlands Discovery Track.|
In flower a spectacular large shrub to 8 metres high.
|Grass Leaf Hakea Hakea multilineata, Goldfields Woodlands NP.|
Another large spectacular shrub; here in the east we generally expect our hakeas to be demurely white or cream,
but the west tends to be utterly shameless in such things!
|Common Spider Orchid Caladenia (Jonesiopsis) vulgata, Granite and Woodlands Discovery Track.|
Common and widespread (and always lovely).
|Clown Orchid Caladenia (Jonesiopsis) roei, Hyden.|
Same comments apply.
|Snail Orchid Pterostylis sp. aff. nana 'hairy', Granite and Woodlands Discovery Track.|
It is fair to say that there is a fair bit of work to be done on the taxonomy of this group of tiny greenhoods!
|Western Wheatbelt Donkey Orchid Diuris porrifolia, Goldfields Woodlands NP.|
|Blue Fairies Pheladenia deformis, Goldfields Woodlands NP.|
This one is found widely across southern Australia.
Eremophilas (the 'desert lovers') form a genus of 220 arid land species, in my opinion some of the loveliest flowers in Australia. Until recently they were included in Myoporaceae, but now they are regarded as belonging in the (perhaps inelegantly named) Scrophulariaceae. Group names include emu bush, for the (largely mistaken) belief that seeds must pass through an emu for germination to occur, poverty bush, for the often harsh habitats, or turkey bush, for reasons that evade me. We found an impressive array (in the rain!) in the immediate vicinity of Norseman.
|Turpentine Bush Eremophila clarkei, Norseman.|
|Silver Emu Bush Eremophila scoparia, Norseman.|
A very widespread species.
|Crimson Turkey Bush Eremophila latrobei, Norseman.|
|Two colour forms of Kopi Poverty Bush Eremophila miniata, Norseman, above and below.|
This one is a western endemic, but I cannot determine the significance of Kopi.
|Blue Boronia Boronia coerulescens, Granite and Woodlands Discovery Track.|
Despite its names, this one can be mauve, though I suspect my camera was having trouble seeing
the blue here, as it sometimes wont to do.
|Phebalium sp., north of Norseman.|
|Snakebush Hemiandra sp. (I'm almost sure!), Norseman.|
|Lachnostachys coolgardiensis west of Balladonia.|
This species, and the other five in the genus, are endemic to WA.
|Keraudrenia integrifolia, family Malvaceae, north of Norseman.|
|Scaevola sp. Family Goodeniaceae (again, I'm almost certain), Norseman.|
|Western Candles Stackhousia muricata Family Stackhousiaceae (or Celastraceae), Norseman.|