WILDFLOWER IDENTIFICATION

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 14:24
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Took the following photos about 2 weeks ago whilst up at and around Elachbutting Rock (WA) which is some 70kms north of Mukinbudin. Not being a trained person am trying to identify any of the species................ the bush one with small white flowers has a strong vanilla odour

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any help would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 14:50

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 14:50
Ok Kev here goes the enviro heere at work is looking over my shoulder and reckons that:
a) Hakea
b) Hakea
c) TRIPTERIS CALENDESTINA - STINKING ROGER (actually a weed)
d) Orchid of sorts - caledonia something or another
e) rockus weedus
f) ?
g) same as c)
h) lichen
i) Mairenea appressa (?)
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Follow Up By: kevmac....(WA) - Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 15:35

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 15:35
thx i especially like ya naming of (e)................ very humourus
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 17:06

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 17:06
Hi Duncan,
as you know, all names in WA end with "UP".... so get it right mate....
e) it's actually called .... "halfway-UP-westralis-rockus-weedus-UP"

lol... (:
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 18:37

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 18:37
Kev c) is a correct name also Stinking Roger is its common name. Hate to think who the original Roger was.
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Follow Up By: kevmac....(WA) - Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 23:06

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 23:06
LUV YA HUMOUR FRED.............btw which part of NT are you........ I spent 2 sessions up there with Telstra............short one in Darwin 1974(got out just befor TRACY) and then a longer sessionpost Tracy initially on repair work then moved to Tennant Creek for 3 yrs....all up 1975 -1981
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 18:26

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 18:26
Hi Kevmac,

I'll have a go:
1. Hakea (if it is the same as 2) need a closeup of flowers to be sure
2. Hakea
3. looks like a weed
4. Possibly Rhodanthe, or Pink Sunray, an everlasting or paper daisy (not an orchid)
5. ?
6. Waitzia, another everlasting daisy
7. same as 3
8. Lichen which as an algae and a fungus that grows together
9. need a closeup of the flowers to identify.

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Follow Up By: Bill BD - Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 20:58

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 20:58
I don't think the first two are hakea. The second one is a type of grevillia I think.... there are lots in the wheatbelt that are not obviously grevillia.
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 21:19

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 21:19
Hi Bill,

Yes I think you are right, its a Grevillea. Need to see a seed pod to be sure.

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Reply By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 21:17

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 21:17
Hi Kev.

My navigator says:

photo A and B - could possibly be a Grevillea?
photo D not sure if an orchid but maybe a Schoenia or Rhodanthe (the paper daisies)
photo E is Isotoma petraea Rock Isotome - very widespread in WA - we've seen it just about everywhere there's a brown coloured rock - Carnarvon Rng, Grt Western Woodlands, GVD etc.
photo F agree Waitzia acuminata
photo I possibly Maireana triptera Three-winged Bluebush.

Cheers.
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Follow Up By: kevmac....(WA) - Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:25

Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:25
Thx John we now getting a little common ground > Thx for the ID of (e) , was just fascvinated how plants will grow just about anywhere
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Reply By: kevmac....(WA) - Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:30

Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:30
'Would like to thank you all for your help in trying to identify the plants.

I have a few more photos as well as a few others of our trip away, but will post them as a blog ASAP, just to show dont have to go too far from home to enjoy yourselves. Of course to also encourage our interstate friends to come check our great state out.

Happy travelling folks and seeya soon
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Follow Up By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 00:08

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