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Stylidium calcaratum

Description:

Small flower of about 23mm top to bottom. Colouration can vary from white to pink. The common name comes from the mechanism with which the flower drops its pollen on insects: the male and female reproductive organs are fused into a column which springs forward quickly when touched, dabbing the animal with pollen.

Habitat:

Dry eucalypt forest of Marri and Jarrah.


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2 Comments

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 8 months ago

Thanks! Much appreciated :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 months ago

That's an amazing plant! And what an awesome way to pollinate insects - just throw it at them! Great spotting.

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Western Australia, Australia

Lat: -33.57, Long: 115.98

Spotted on Oct 2, 2011
Submitted on May 11, 2019

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