Derrick

Myrmecodia tuberosa "papuana" Cape York Peninsula, Australia.

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All of these images were taken in or near Kutini-Payamu better known under its former name of Iron Range National Park, Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland, Australia.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kutini-Payamu_%28Iron_Range%29_National_Park

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Hello - lovely images Derrick. Thankyou for posting.

 

For interest here is a further images of Myrmecodia tuberosa 'papuana' from McIlwraith Range, Cape York Peninsula, long time ago. This plant is one of the plants from which seed was collected for the authorised propagator trade in Queensland, AU so some of you will have its offspring in your collections. Having observed Myrmecodia tuberosa in Malesia and in Australia I am yet to be convinced I was looking at the same species. I have continued using the name until such time as some better data is available to be certain one way or another.

 

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They have the most beautiful jelly bean pink-red fruit and rather succulent leaves.

 

regards

 

Ash

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Bonjour

 

thank for these magnifique picture .

 

we have  16  tuberosa species with different morphological caracters , FRANK  have make a very good map  from these ,also in malaysian  you find  , 'armata'  but also  "bracteata" "apoensis"

 

jeff

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These images were photographed off the road to the small coastal settlement of Portland Roads, I have been uncertain about their species because they are different from most other populations seen on the Cape.  Here they shared habitat with Hydnophytum moseleyanum. However, see the last image posted by Ashley. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kutini-Payamu_%28Iron_Range%29_National_Park

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Bonjour

 

have you seen 'in situ'  some  M.tuberosa 'papuana' without clypeoli  ?

 

 

jeff

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"have you seen 'in situ'  some  M.tuberosa 'papuana' without clypeoli?"

 

M. tuberosa "papuana" as currently accepted by Huxley & Jebb is not a registered cultivar; therefore, the use of single quotation symbols creates confusion. Just because Huxley & Jebb did so does not make it correct.

  My images above probably provide an overview of the range of clypeoli seen in this form. Certainly some specimens had quite poorly developed examples, but all had them to some degree; however, compared to the clypeoli of M. platytyrea subsp antoinii they are always far less imposing. 

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Bonjour

 

I know this code provision St Louis, but it is difficult to remove the name tuberosa or into forms -varietes subspecies , so I keep writing this as well as I know it is not correct ;)

 

have you some flower section to see  the ring hair-lthe anthers -the stigma ?

 

 

jeff

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I was going back through and looking up information on tuberosa "papuana" and I just can't not comment on this post. The pictures and information are fantastic. Thank you Derrick and Adh.

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