Cinnamomum camphora. 1000 year old Camphor tree next to Fujisakidai Baseball Stadium Kumamoto
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Cinnamomum camphora

December 12, 2017 Simon 0

Genus: Cinnamomum.   species: camphora. Family: LAURACEAE. Common Name: Camphor tree, Camphor laurel and Camphorwood. Etymology: Cinnamomum: from the Greek word kinnamomon meaning spice.    Origin: China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Introduced to Australia in 1822 where it has […]

Kumano Kodo
Bushwalking & Camping (National Parks & areas of natural beauty).

Kumano Kodo (Day 1 & 2) .

November 28, 2017 Simon 0

  Forward The Kumano Kodo trail is similar too, but also quite different to any trails I have walked in Australia. It is similar, in the sense you are walking through countryside and forests with […]

Cupaniopsis anacardioides. Tuckaroo.
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Cupaniopsis anacardioides

November 13, 2017 Simon 0

Genus: Cupaniopsis.   species: anacardioides. Family: SAPINDACEAE. Common Name: Tuckeroo (named by Aboriginals), carrotwood, beach tamarind, Green-leaved tamarind. Etymology: Cupaniopsis: From Latin Cupania, referring to the close relationship of these Australian and New Caledonian species to Cupania. anacardioides: Resembling Anacardium. Origin: Mid New South […]

Tropical Fruit World Giant Avocado.
Gardens (Botanic, Botanical and other places of interest).

Tropical Fruit World

October 21, 2017 Simon 2

‘Tropical Fruit World’ is located in Duranbah, NSW and only a short distance from the Gold Coast. It is close to the heart of Mt Warning (an ancient volcano) so is blessed with some of […]

Acacia dealbata Silver wattle, blue wattle, mimosa
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Acacia dealbata

October 3, 2017 Simon 0

Genus: Acacia.   species: dealbata. Family: FABACEAE. Common Name: Silver Wattle, Blue wattle, Mimosa. Etymology: Acacia: From the Greek word ‘akakia’ meaning thorny Egyptian tree. dealbata: Whitened. Origin: Native to New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania. Naturalized in Adelaide, parts […]

Chilies
Edible Plants (Common and Australian bushtucker)

Chili pepper

September 19, 2017 Simon 0

Genus: Capsicum. Species: annuum, chinense, frutescens, baccatum and pubescens (these are the domesticated varieties).  Family: SOLANACEAE. Common Name: Chili pepper, chile pepper, chilli pepper or chilli. Etymology: Capsicum: From the latin word ‘capsa’ meaning small box (capsule). annuum: Annual, chinense: from China, frutescens: From Latin word frutescō meaning “I send […]

Elaeocarpus angustifolius (grandis). Blue quandong
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Elaeocarpus angustifolius.

September 5, 2017 Simon 0

Genus: Elaeocarpus. species: angustifolius. Junior Synonym: Elaeocarpus grandis. From a later description of the species by Ferdinand von Mueller. Family: ELAEOCARPACEAE. Common Name: Blue quandong, Blue fig (although not closely related to a fig) or Blue Marble […]

Woody Head Campground Beach
Bushwalking & Camping (National Parks & areas of natural beauty).

Woody Head Campground

August 23, 2017 Simon 0

I used to do kitchen work for Bunnings which involved visiting peoples homes and measuring and quoting a kitchen design on site. Generally most of these jobs were within a 100km of my home on […]

Platycerium bifurcatum. Elkhorn fern
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Platycerium bifurcatum

August 8, 2017 Simon 0

Genus: Platycerium. species: bifurcatum. Family: POLYPODIACEAE.   Common Name: Elkhorn fern. Etymology: Platycerium: from the Greek word ‘platys’ meaning flat and ‘ceras’ meaning a horn (referring to leaf shape). bifurcatum: meaning fork in two branches (again refering to leaf shape). Origin: South eastern Australia […]

Surprise Rock Daves Circuit Gold Coast Hinterland
Bushwalking & Camping (National Parks & areas of natural beauty).

Daves Creek Circuit

July 28, 2017 Simon 0

Daves Creek is a 12km circuit track located in the Lamington National Park and is one of the many trails that attaches itself to the ‘Boarder Track’. ‘The Boarder Track’ itself is a 54 km […]

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