Talk:Banksia sceptrum

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The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that the flower spikes of Banksia sceptrum (pictured) take six to seven months to develop?
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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Sabine's Sunbird (talk · contribs) 05:34, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Okay, let's do this. I was just in this area so I must have seen this species. Sabine's Sunbird talk 05:52, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Were you up at the rabbit proof fence?? It is such a cool area...Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:31, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

  • Follicles open with fire.l Can you link follicles? I'm not a botanist and the term is unfamiliar to me in this context. Also, maybe more context would help here. Follicles on the seeds I assume?
yerp - now linked to Follicle (fruit) Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:30, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
  • New growth has been recorded in spring and autumn, and may possibly occur over the summer. - Is growth tied to variation in rains maybe?
it's a Mediterranean climate with wet winter and dry summer. Their roots reach the water table, and I think the plants are just active when it's warmer, but I have never seen it explicitly written down anywhere (and I have just about everything written on banksias) Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:30, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
Figured it was worth asking. Sabine's Sunbird talk 09:22, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
  • the type specimen having been collected by James Drummond north of the Hutt River sometime during 1850 or 1851 maybe based on a specimen? More plain English that way Sabine's Sunbird talk 05:52, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
done Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:30, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
  • one of two broad groups according to their response to fire: I know its fairly obvious but after introducing the two types it may be worth being explicit about which this species is by using the term you introduce.

Otherwise I'll have another look tomorrow and pass this. Sabine's Sunbird talk 09:22, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

added Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 10:44, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
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