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, January 27, 2014
Botany picture #135: Persoonia mollis
Persoonia mollis (Proteaceae), New South Wales, 2014. One thing that struck me in the Blue Mountains was how many species of Persoonia there are. Of course, their flowers all look more or less the same but they are very variable vegetatively. Some of their fruits are edible although apparently very astringent.