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Rostellularia adscendens (R.Br.) R.M. Barker
Pink Tongues

This is a polymorphic species with several subspecies and varieties. Five different forms are shown here. The varietal names are tentative. One of the plants collected by Banks and Solander at the Endeavour River.
 

Rostellularia adscendens


Rostellularia adscendens
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
  Location:Davies Creek Lookout Track, North Queensland Location:Davies Creek Lookout Track, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚00.593S,145˚34.948E GPS coordinates:17˚00.593S,145˚34.948E
  Date of photo:22 February 2015 Date of photo:22 February 2015
  Field No.:3016 Field No.:3016
     
  Rostellularia adscendens Rostellularia adscendens subsp. glaucoviolacea
 
Description:Plant Description:Flower
  Location:Davies Creek Lookout Track, North Queensland Location:Lappa to Mt Garnet, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚00.593S,145˚34.948E GPS coordinates:17˚30.924S,144˚55.936E
  Date of photo:22 February 2015 Date of photo:1 February 2015
  Field No.:3016 Field No.:2990
     
  Rostellularia adscendens subsp. glaucoviolacea Rostellularia adscendens subsp. glaucoviolacea
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
  Location:Lappa to Mt Garnet, North Queensland Location:Lappa to Mt Garnet, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚30.924S,144˚55.936E GPS coordinates:17˚30.924S,144˚55.936E
  Date of photo:1 February 2015 Date of photo:1 February 2015
  Field No.:2990 Field No.:2990
     
  Rostellularia adscendens var. pogonanthera Rostellularia adscendens var. pogonanthera
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flower
  Location: Owen Springs Reserve, Central Australia Location: Owen Springs Reserve, Central Australia
  GPS coordinates:24˚01.207S,133˚38.878E GPS coordinates:24˚01.207S,133˚38.878E
  Date of photo:2 October 2010 Date of photo:2 October 2010
Field No.:U573 Field No.:U573
     
  Rostellularia adscendens var. pogonanthera Rostellularia adscendens var. pogonanthera
 
  Description:Plant Description:Plant
  Location: Owen Springs Reserve, Central Australia Location: Owen Springs Reserve, Central Australia
GPS coordinates:24˚01.207S,133˚38.878E GPS coordinates:24˚01.207S,133˚38.878E
  Date of photo:2 October 2010 Date of photo:2 October 2010
  Field No.:U573 Field No.:U573
     
  Rostellularia adscendens Rostellularia adscendens
 
  Description:Plant Description:Flowers
  Location:Chillagoe, North Queensland Location:Chillagoe, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚10.7030S, 14430.2000E GPS coordinates:17˚10.7030S, 14430.2000E
  Date of photo:31 October 2010 Date of photo:31 October 2010
  Field No.:U893 Field No.:U893
     
  Rostellularia adscendens var. clementii Rostellularia adscendens var. clementii
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flowerspike
  Location:Gibb River Rd, Kimberleys, Western Australia Location:Gibb River Rd, Kimberleys, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:17˚21.1700S, 12448.4510E GPS coordinates:17˚21.1700S, 12448.4510E
  Date of photo:20 June 2017 Date of photo:20 June 2017
  Field No.:6143 Field No.:6143
     
  Rostellularia adscendens var. clementii Rostellularia adscendens var. clementii
 
  Description:Leaf Description:Plant in habitat
  Location:Gibb River Rd, Kimberleys, Western Australia Location:Gibb River Rd, Kimberleys, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:17˚21.1700S, 12448.4510E GPS coordinates:17˚21.1700S, 12448.4510E
  Date of photo:20 June 2017 Date of photo:20 June 2017
  Field No.:6143 Field No.:6143
     

 

 

References (accessed 30 April 2017):

http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Rostellularia_adscendens.htm

https://www.jcu.edu.au/discover-nature-at-jcu/plants/plants-by-scientific-name2/rostellularia-adscendens

Barker, R.M. (1986), A taxonomic revision of Australian Acanthaceae. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 9:1-286

http://saseedbank.com.au/species_information.php?rid=3823

 

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