Sighting

Reiner Richter 6 Dec 2014

Alpine Bog Flower

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Sighted 8 Nov 2014
Mount Saint Gwinear, Baw Baw National Park

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  • Euan Moore 6 December 2014
    Caltha
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Plantae: Angiospermae: Dicotyledons: Ranunculales: Ranunculaceae: Caltha
    Euan Moore says

    A plant of snow hollows and meltwater bogs. The buds develop under the snow and are ready to open as soon as the snow melts. It is usually the first alpine plant to flower each spring.

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  • Reiner Richter 6 December 2014
    Psychrophila introloba
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Plantae: Angiospermae: Dicotyledons: Ranunculales: Ranunculaceae: Psychrophila: introloba
    Common Names: Buttercup, crowfoot family, Alpine Marsh-marigold
    Reiner Richter says

    It seems they have been moved to Psychrophila, which probably makes this one Psychrophila introloba. Its not P. novae-zealandiae but I can't find any photos of P. phylloptera on the web to discount that one.

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Notes

  • Reiner Richter 6 December 2014
    Tagged With thanks
    Reiner Richter says

    Thanks Euan

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  • Euan Moore 7 December 2014
    Euan Moore says

    Reiner, Yes it will be P. introloba which is in NSW, Vic & pos ACT. I wasn't aware of the change in genus. Psychrophila phylloptera is a Tasmanian endemic. See ALA where there is one picture. There is also a picture at http://www.utas.edu.au/dicotkey/dicotkey/RANUNC/gCaltha.htm Neither pictures show the Tas plant in flower.

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