The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Botany picture #75: Red eucalypt
I do not know the name of this species of Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) growing in our suburb, but this is a very instructive picture. It shows all the stages from buds at the top over flowers casting off the lid and unfolding the stamens to full bloom at the bottom. The lid is, of course, the apical portion of the entirely fused calyx.