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Plant species: Crotalaria cunninghamia
Plant family: Fabaceae
Common name: Regal birdflower, Parrot pea
Distribution: Arid parts of QLD, NSW, SA, NT, WA
Sandy soils in grassland, open woodland or shrubland
Source: Moore, P. 2005. A Guide to Plants of inland Australia.Reed New Holland Publishers, Sydney.
Habit: Erect shrub to 2m in height.
Inflorescence: Terminal racemes 3-25cm long
Flowers: Large, yellow-green with purpilish veins
Fruit: Pods, obovoid
Seed:10-20, brown
Insert digital photo of flower that you have taken in the lab from your own flowers

Crotalaria flower fruit 2010.jpg
Crotalaria cunninghamia with many flowers in a good season in 2010 in the Simpson Desert. Photo: Glenda Wardle
ants in Crotalaria mammal florivory.jpg
Ants accessing nectar through chewed holes made by mice.














Floral Morphology

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Insert TABLE of data on floral measurements. Use Vernier callipers to measure to the nearest 0.01mm.
Calculate the average and SD for each quantitative variable.
Illustrate your methods.

Flower number
Shape
Colour
Length
Width
Height
Stigma/anther distance
Does the flower have a tube?
Tube length
Nectar volume L
Sugar Concentration Brix





mm
mm
mm
mm
Y or N
mm
microL
%


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pea
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SD











refractometer.jpg
Digital refractometer showing Brix reading of 19.4 % B
Nectar measurement Crotalaria.jpg
Extracting nectar with a glass capiliary tube
















Nectar information

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Pollen information

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Link to check out pollen morphology of Australian plants

Pollen of Australian plants


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