Lyndsey Vivian@victoriafloraandfauna

Ecologist 🌻🌿🌼
Flora & wildlife of Victoria.
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β„Ή sources incl. Flora of Vic Online & Flora of Melb. Also @oldbotanicalillustrations

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Lyndsey Vivian

One of the biggest colonies of Nodding Greenhoods (Pterostylis nutans) I've ever seen, growing in a fire break at Langwarrin Flora and Fauna reserve. A common and widespread orchid in Victoria and definitely a favourite.

#pterostylis #pterostylisnutans #orchidaceae #orchids #wildflowers #nativeorchid #greenhood #botany #OzPlants #australiannativeflora #vicflora #biodiversity #floraofvictoria #floraofmelbourne #langwarrinfloraandfaunareserve


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Lyndsey Vivian

The midstorey of Sherbrooke Forest is a lovely yellow colour at the moment with the Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) in flower. It's a widespread species and in this wet forest vegetation it can become quite tall underneath the towering Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans). It is one of the wattles with 'feathery' or bipinnate leaves and flowers from July to November.

#acacia #acaciadealbata #silverwattle #wattles #botany #OzPlants #australiannativeflora #vicflora #biodiversity #floraofvictoria #floraofmelbourne #ecology #yellow #australiannativeplants #wildflowers #sherbrookeforest #dandenongranges


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Southern Sassafras (Atherosperma moschatum), a tree to 30 m tall in cool temperate rainforest. Flowers July-August with a very lovely scent - I smelled them before I even noticed the tree!
#atherosperma #atherospermamoschatum #southernsassafras #dandenongranges #sherbrookeforest #rainforest #botany #OzPlants #australiannativeflora #vicflora #biodiversity #floraofvictoria #ecology #white #cooltemperaterainforest


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Common Hovea (Hovea heterophylla), a small subshrub to one metre tall widespread in a variety of habitats throughout most of Victoria. Lovely blue to mauve flowers between July and November.

#hovea #hoveaheterophylla #fabaceae #nativepea #purple #vicflora #biodiversity #ecology #victorianbiodiversity #floraofvictoria #botany #OzPlants #australiannativeflora #rowanwoodlandreserve #dingleyvillage


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Long-billed Corellas (Cacatua tenuirostris), digging up introduced onion grass (Romulea sp.) to eat. Found mostly in south-east Australia. As well as onion grass and other bulbs/roots they eat grass seeds, and according to the Birds in Backyards website 90% of their diet now includes introduced food plants. Nests are usually in the hollows of large old eucalypts.

#longbilledcorella #cacatuatenuirostris #corella #karkarookpark #wetlands #kingstoncouncil #australianbirds #victorianbiodiversity #birds #parrots #oniongrass


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White Brain or Jelly Fungus (Tremella fuciformis), a translucent white jelly found in wet eucalypt forests and rainforests on fallen logs. Quite common in south-eastern Australia.

#fungus #mycology #fungi #tremella #tremellafuciformis #jellyfungus #white #mountmacedon #macedonranges #wetforest #fungimap #biodiversity #ecology #victorianbiodiversity #australianfungi #victorianfungi #mushrooms


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The various colours of Common Heath (Epacris impressa) all in the same patch of bushland. Victoria's floral emblem, widespread in southern Victoria in heathlands, woodlands and forests.
#epacris #epacrisimpressa #epacridaceae #ericaceae #heath #botany #OzPlants #australiannativeflora #vicflora #biodiversity #floraofvictoria #floraofmelbourne #ecology #australiannativeplants #balukwillam #belgrave


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Ribbed Thryptomene (Thryptomene micrantha), a shrub to 1.5 m tall with tiny white (and very fragrant!) flowers, flowering mostly August to November, so these ones are a bit early. Leaves are also small, just 4–6 mm long and 1–2.5 mm wide. Considered rare in Victoria and found mostly in heath or heathy woodland on sandy soils near the Gippsland Lakes. These were next to the road in the Lakes National Park.

#thryptomene #thryptomenemicrantha #myrtaceae #botany #vicflora #australiannativeplants #wildflowers #OzPlants #floraofvictoria #white #australiannativeplants #ecology #gippsland #gippslandlakes #heathywoodland #thelakesnationalpark


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Small Mosquito Orchid (Acianthus pusillus), which grows 4-18 cm tall with multiple tiny reddish-coloured flowers between April and August. The singl3 heart-shaped leaf has a red/purple underside and is usually held above the soil surface (--> see 3rd photo). Widespread in southern Victoria.

#acianthus #acianthuspusillus #mosquitoorchid #orchidaceae #orchids #wildflowers #nativeorchid #botany #australiannativeflora #australiannativeplants #vicflora #biodiversity #floraofvictoria #floraofmelbourne #ecology #thegrangereserve #heathywoodland #clayton


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Lyndsey Vivian

Learning some more fungi... I think this one is Clitocybe clitocyboides, growing in the understorey of moist eucalypt forest. It has a distinctive smooth waxy texture and is funnel-shaped, and the gills are decurrent (continue down the stem --> see 2nd pic)

#clitocybe #clitocybeclitocyboides #mushroom #fungi #fungus #mycology #emeraldlake #victorianbiodiversity #eucalyptforest


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Tiny, tiny fungi in the understorey, growing in eucalypt leaf and bark litter. I think this is Marasmius alveolaris, which has caps to 5 mm across on slender black hair-like stems. The caps can dry out and then rehydrate easily.

#marasmius #marasmiusalveolaris #fungi #fungus #mycology #balukwillam #belgrave #eucalyptforest #nature #victorianbiodiversity #mushroom #leaflitter


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The eye-catching Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa var. cunninghamii), a shrub to 5 m high found in foothill forests and woodlands in eastern Victoria. Named for the red to black hooked styles that stick out from the flower spike. Flowers April to July. Apparently the species is quite variable and there is debate regarding the different forms, and there are also various cultivars available for the garden.

#banksia #banksiaspinulosa #proteaceae #botany #OzPlants #australiannativeflora #vicflora #biodiversity #ecology #victorianbiodiversity #floraofvictoria #hairpinbanksia #kinglake #kinglakenationalpark


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