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Xanthorrhoea sp.

Xanthorrhoea sp.

Description:

white star flowers



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Xanthorrhoea sp. Xanthorrhoea


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10 Comments

celine
celine 7 years ago

Actually, in this portion of forest, there had been a fire not so long ago, and the rest of nature was pretty poor, it was one of the rare flowers around, appart from the orchids, which some need fire as well to prosper ; )

KatCuff
KatCuff 7 years ago

Very cool!

celine
celine 7 years ago

amazing Craig !! i probably didn't look down at the plant !

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 7 years ago

It's flowering, so I think there was life in it yet! Some of these Xanthorrhoea have their flowering triggered by bush fires and do look rather scorched, like in your other shot, but they can take it. In fact the fire clears the area of some of the competition so their seeds stand a better chance of success :) They're very very slow growing though so maybe this one hadn't developed a trunk yet.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 7 years ago

Got it!

celine
celine 7 years ago

Thanks craig, but i don't have the rest of the tree... i'm pretty sure it was dead. but next to it was growing an amazing lichen as well, just keep an eye..

Hans.New
Hans.New 7 years ago

wow, thats a starry piece of wood. looks fantastic.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

thats looking weird- :)

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 7 years ago

Wow! I missed this one. That's really amazing. There's some moss there by the looks of it but the white flowers appear to belong to the woody plant its on. I had a quick search for cauliflorous (flowering directly on stems and trunks) plants in western oz but drew a blank. What did the rest of the plant look like? I don't suppose you have any more pics?

celine
celine 7 years ago

Thank you,
i'm glad you liked it, but i still can't find what specie it is ...

celine
Spotted by
celine

Western Australia, Australia

Lat: -34.59, Long: 116.72

Spotted on Dec 12, 2006
Submitted on Dec 12, 2011

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