Darwinia meeboldii

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Darwinia meeboldii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Darwinia
Species: D. meeboldii
Binomial name
Darwinia meeboldii
C.A.Gardner[1]
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Darwinia meeboldii (Cranbrook Bell) is a shrub which is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia.[2] It has an erect and straggly habit, growing to between 0.5 and 3 metres high.[2] The bracts around the flowers form a pendent "bell" which is usually white with red tips.[3] A group of 8 small flowers are concealed inside. These are primarily produced between August and November.[2][3]

It occurs on peaty soils on slopes in the western part of the Stirling Range National Park.[2][4]

Cultivation[edit]

The species requires good drainage and protection from direct sun.[3] It is difficult to propagate from seed, but cuttings strike readily.[3] Grafting on stocks of Darwinia citriodora may be carried out in areas with unsuitable growing conditions including high humidity.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darwinia meeboldii". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Darwinia meeboldii". FloraBase. Department of Environment and Conservation, Government of Western Australia. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Darwinia meeboldii". Australian Native Plants Society (Australia). Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Approved Conservation Advice for Darwinia meeboldii (Cranbrook Bell)". Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-24.