Sunday, January 31, 2016

Botany picture #222: Astroloma humifusum

I did not even know we had this species on Mt. Majura until we went for a little walk earlier today: Astroloma humifusum (Ericaceae). Pretty as it is, the leaves are rather unpleasantly prickly. At the recent ASBS conference I learned that phylogenetically, Astroloma are merely colourful Leucopogon. Looking at the leaves and the hairy corolla orifice I can see the affinity.

Have updated the Flora of Mount Majura Nature Reserve post with this and another species I photographed today.

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