Category Archives: Plants

Tufted Lobelia Flourishes After Recent Fire

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Lobelia rhombifolia aka Tufted Lobelia
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Charophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Scott Creek Conservation park – October 11th, 2014 – on a┬ásandy, gravelly slope amongst Xanthorrhoeas, acacias regrowing after recent fire

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Little Desert Spider Orchid

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Caladenia (Arachnorchis) capillata aka Little Desert Orchid
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Angiospermae
Class: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Monarto Conservation Park – August 28th, 2014 – warm, dry conditions on sandy ground

Liverwort – Like a Space Alien

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Asterella drummondii, a Liverwort that looks like a sci fi alien
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Marchantiophyta
Class: Marchantiopsida
Order: Marchantiales
Family: Aytoniaceae
Dry-looking specimens: Montacute Conservation Park – November 15th, 2014 – mild to warm, overcast conditions
Wet-looking “Green Brain” specimens: Morialta – September, 2013 – wet conditions

http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:apni.taxon:466784

http://www.cpbr.gov.au/cpbr/summer-scholarship/2002-projects/medek-danielle-report.html