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Nuytsia floribunda (Labill.) R.Br. ex G.Don
Western Australian Christmas Tree
This tree has beautiful orange flowers at Christmas time, but was  flowering in late August 2016.  A hemiparasite, it attaches to the roots of other plants from which it then extracts nutrients.


 
Nuytsia floribunda Nuytsia floribunda
Description: Flowers and buds Description: Flowers and buds
Location:Frenchman's Bay, Albany, Western Australia Location:Frenchman's Bay, Albany, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:35˚05.7500S, 117°57.2640E GPS coordinates:35˚05.7500S, 117°57.2640E
Date of photo:20 August 2016 Date of photo:20 August 2016
Field No.:5565 Field No.:5565
   
Nuytsia floribunda Nuytsia floribunda
Description: Flowers and buds Description: Flowers and buds
Location:Frenchman's Bay, Albany, Western Australia Location:Frenchman's Bay, Albany, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:35˚05.7500S, 117°57.2640E GPS coordinates:35˚05.7500S, 117°57.2640E
Date of photo:20 August 2016 Date of photo:20 August 2016
Field No.:5565 Field No.:5565
   
Nuytsia floribunda Nuytsia floribunda
Description: Trees in habitat Description: Old dried seed capsule
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˚58.222S  122˚10.064E GPS coordinates:33˚58.222S  122˚10.064E
Date of photo:11 July 2014 Date of photo:11 July 2014
Field No.:2635 Field No.:2635
   
Nuytsia floribunda Nuytsia floribunda
Description: Plant Description: Leaves
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˚58.222S  122˚10.064E GPS coordinates:33˚58.222S  122˚10.064E
Date of photo:11 July 2014 Date of photo:11 July 2014
Field No.:2635 Field No.:2635
   
   

 

References (accessed 13 September 2016):

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/2401

http://anpsa.org.au/n-flo.html

Barlow, B.A. in George, A.S., (Ed) (1984) Flora of Australia 22:
71-73

 

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Roger Fryer and Jill Newland  2014 - 2016

 

 

 

Nuytsia floribunda