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Mondurup bell
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Darwinia
Species:
macrostegia
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Occurrence data from AVH
Synonyms
  • Genetyllis macrostegia Turcz.
  • Genetyllis tulipifera (Lindl.) Planch.
  • Genetyllis tulipifera (Lindl.) Hook. isonym
  • Hedaroma tulipiferum Lindl.

Darwinia macrostegia, commonly known as Mondurup bell, is a shrub which is endemic to a localised area near Albany in Western Australia. It usually grows to between 0.3 and 0.9 metres in height and produces red and white flowers between late autumn and late spring.

The species was first formally described in 1849 by Nikolai Turczaninow who gave it the name Genetyllis macrostegia and published the description in Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou. In 1865, George Bentham changed the name to Darwinia macrostegia.

The Mondurup bell occurs in the Stirling Range National Park in five separate populations.

A 1951 newspaper article about "Mondurup" in the Stirling Range described this plant as "The Climber's Badge".

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