Fringed Myrtles - Cliff Top Track - Blackheath, NSW, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 33° 38.794 E 150° 19.484
56H E 251891 N 6273819
This sign gives some information on a local plant species, Fringe Myrtles.
Waymark Code: WM10QNN
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 06/11/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Sadly the printed metal sign is under a few trees, and mould/fungi has grown on the sign, making it hard to read. It also has a map showing the nearby Grose Valley, and various walking tracks, including the Cliff Top Track. The part about the Fringed Myrtles reads:

'Calytrix tetragona is a small shrub of the heathland. It has persistent sepals, small petal-like modified leaves which surround the base of the flower. The sepals remain to make a star shaped nest for the nut, which holds a single seed.

'The genus Calytrix (Fringe Myrtles) belong to the family Myrtaceae. About 75 species have been recorded, mainly in south western Australia. The leaves give off a spicy perfume when crushed. Fringed Myrtles flower between July and December.

'Calytrix … from Greek words, calyx and thrix (a hair); referring to hairs at the end of the calyx lobes,
tetragona … four-angled, referring to the fruit.'

Visited: 0735-8, Wednesday, 23 May, 2019

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