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Platysace compressa (Labill.) C.Norman
Tapeworm Plant
These plants were growing near Esperance, Western Australia.This species has leafless stems and is quite distinctive in its habitat.The wind on Frenchman's Peak precluded good photos.

  Platysace compressa Platysace compressa
Description:Flowers Description::Flowers
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 with buds 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 8 October  2016):

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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