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Post  darky on Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:14 am

This is a Melaleuca Rhaphiophylla. This tree was collected from Denmark, southwest of Western Australia, about 2004. I just thought I'd post it up.


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Post  brett2013 on Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:47 am

Lovely ...

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Post  Down Under Jason on Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:38 am

The person who owns this tree is a member of my club...

Is even better in person Smile

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Post  darky on Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:21 am

I know him very well Twisted Evil he aint heavy hes my brother Very Happy 

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Post  Down Under Jason on Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:20 am

darky wrote:I know him very well Twisted Evil he aint heavy hes my brother Very Happy 

Very Happy haha good to know. This is just one of his many beautiful mels. I use many as inspiration for my own bonsai Smile

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Post  Russell Coker on Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:07 pm



Beautiful!!!

It's always nice to see Australian natives here on the forum... which sadly isn't often enough!

R

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Post  fiona on Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:06 pm

What Russell said. All of it.

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Post  darky on Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:42 am

OK I will remedy that if I can as I am still in the process of learning new computer.

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Post  Down Under Jason on Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:47 am

Whilst mine leave a bit to be desired, would be happy to contribute Smile

My main interest is natives  I love you 

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Post  darky on Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:43 am

This is one that is in the process of being re named by the boffins, I still however call Babingtonia bidwilii.

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Post  darky on Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:45 am

This is also an Australian native, I am getting the hang of this new laptop so I will post in another thread some other Natives of ours.

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Post  David Brunner on Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:44 pm

Hello Darky – very nice trees!  Thank you for posting them!

As you implied, the taxonomy of Babingtonia has recently been changed due to new evidence.  In 2007, in the journal Australian Systematic Botany, Peter G. Wilson moved some of the species of Babingtonia into a new genus Sannantha.  So the current classification of this species is Sannantha bidwillii.  But by whatever name, it’s a nice tree of which you should be proud.

In particular I like and am fascinated by the companion plant.   I’d love to see a closer image.  Do you know its identity?

Thanks again!
David B.

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Post  Peter E. on Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:22 pm

That companion plant looks like "sea thrift ".

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Post  darky on Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:16 pm

hello David the accent plant is also Australian native,( common name resurrection plant) as in normal growing condition when the summer here is dry they stop growing, then reshoot in the autumn winter with the rain.

Name is Boryra sphaerocephala.
There are a few it took me a while to get this named. Most people reckon it is a mini grass tree.

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Post  David Brunner on Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:55 am

Darky – Thank you so much for the identification!  What a wonderful plant!  This is the first member of the Boryaceae that I have encountered and I am enchanted!   You refer to them a “mini grass tress”.  Many IBC readers, perhaps, will not know that Grass Trees (genus Xanthorrhoea and family Xanthorrhoeaceae) are iconic Australian plants that can grow rather large and look like huge shaving brushes on thick shaggy stalks.  It is an apt image, but as a companion plant I think your Borya is sublime.  Thanks for sharing, I have a new interest (as if I needed yet another…)

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Post  Neli on Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:30 am

I love your melaleukas. I also have plenty of them. I want to style some of mine lke pines. He he he! Africa!

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Post  darky on Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:08 am

Neli , in my experience certain species do not like their branches down passed the parallel, so be careful when you do, keep your eye on them if they start to weaken, turn them back up.

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Post  Neli on Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:33 pm

Darling my melaleuka weeps so it should be OK.
Just dont laugh...it is in development less than a year.

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Post  Neli on Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:34 pm

Not sure if the picture is seen again:

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Post  Twisted Trees on Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:11 pm

Russell Coker wrote:

Beautiful!!!

It's always nice to see Australian natives here on the forum... which sadly isn't often enough!

R
Especially when they like each other.

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