Posted by: Paul Sheringhams blog: a place of running dreams come true | September 28, 2013

Bundagen Littoral Rainforest

Today I went looking for the Brown Fairy Chain Orchid (Peristeranthus hillii). It grows in the littoral rainforest at Bundagen. In 2009 I saw a non -flowering plant growing on a tree. Today I didn’t find it, although I looked quite hard. I photographed some other trees, ferns and sedges. The rainforest was very dry, and Bundageree Creek was almost stagnant. There are a lot of Strangling Figs in the rainforest growing on Big Bloodwoods, Brush Boxes and Small-leaved Lily Pilys.

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Strangling Fig (Ficus watkinsiana)

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Birds Nest Fern (Asplenium australasicum)

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Staghorn Fern (Platycerium superbum)

Today I worked out how to use live view. You can look at the image on the LCD screen and zoom in on part of the image to get a better focus.

 

Hare’s Foot Fern (Davallia pyxidata var. solida)

 

Ribbon Fern (Ophioglossum pendulum). Four plant species for the price of one. First there is a large Brush Box Tree (Lophostemon confertus), Then there is a Strangler Fig (Ficus watkinsiana) gaining a foothold on the Brush Box. Then there is a small Staghorn Fern (Platycerium bifurcatum), and growing out of the staghorn fern is the Green strap-like leaved Ribbon Fern (Ophioglossum pendulum).

 

Horseshoe Felt Fern (Pyrrosia confluens)

and finally

 

Skeleton Fork Fern (Psilotum nudum)


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