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Platysace compressa (Labill.) C.Norman
Tapeworm Plant
This plant is common  near Esperance, Western Australia.This species has leafless stems and is quite distinctive in its habitat.

  Platysace compressa Platysace compressa
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
  Location:East Mt Barren, Fitzgerald National Park, Western Australia Location:East Mt Barren, Fitzgerald National Park, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:33˚55.5670S, 12001.0220E GPS coordinates:33˚55.5670S, 12001.0220E
  Date of photo:15 October 2018 Date of photo:15 October 2018
  Field No.: 7450 Field No.: 7450
     
  Platysace compressa Platysace compressa
 
Description:Flowers Description:Plant in mountain habitat
Location:East Mt Barren, Fitzgerald National Park, Western Australia Location:East Mt Barren, Fitzgerald National Park, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:33˚55.5670S, 12001.0220E GPS coordinates:33˚55.5670S, 12001.0220E
  Date of photo:15 October 2018 Date of photo:15 October 2018
  Field No.: 7450 Field No.: 7450
     
  Platysace compressa Platysace compressa
Description:Flowers Description:Plant with Drosera sp.
  Location:Frenchman's Peak, Cape Le Grand National Park, Western Australia Location:Frenchman's Peak, Cape Le Grand National Park, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:33˚58.3590S, 122°09.9270E GPS coordinates:33˚58.3590S, 122°09.9270E
  Date of photo:25 August 2016 Date of photo:25 August 2016
  Field No.: 4566 Field No.: 4566
     
  Platysace compressa Platysace compressa
 
  Description:Plant in habitat close to shoreline Description:Plant in habitat on mountain side
  Location:Frenchman's Peak, Cape Le Grand National Park, Western Australia Location:Frenchman's Peak, Cape Le Grand National Park, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:33˚58.3590S, 122°09.9270E GPS coordinates:33˚58.3590S, 122°09.9270E
  Date of photo:25 August 2016 Date of photo:25 August 2016
  Field No.: 4566 Field No.: 4566

 

References (accessed 8January 2019):

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/6249

Wheeler, J.R. in Marchant, N.G., Wheeler, J.R., Rye, B.L., Bennett, E.M., Lander, N.S. & Macfarlane, T.D. (1987), Apiaceae. Flora of the Perth Region 1:512 


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