Eucalyptus viminalis with Koala
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Eucalyptus viminalis

December 23, 2015 Simon 0

Genus: Eucalyptus.  species: viminalis. Family: MYRTACEAE. Common Name: Manna Gum, White Gum, Ribbon Gum. Origin: South Australia, Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and southern Queensland tablelands. Etymology: Eucalyptus: Named in 1788 by French botanist Charles Louis L’héritier de Brutelle from Greek eu ‘well’ and kalyptos ‘covered’ […]

Delonix regia
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Delonix regia

December 17, 2015 Simon 0

Genus: Delonix. species: regia. Family: FABACEAE, Sub Family: CAESALPINIACEAE. Common Name: Poinciana, Flame Tree, Flamboyant. Etymology: (Delos) – Conspicuous, (onox) – referring to claw-like petals. Origin: Dry deciduous forests of Western Madagascar (endangered species in […]

Brachychiton acerifolius
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Brachychiton acerifolius

December 10, 2015 Simon 0

Genus: Brachychiton Species: acerifolius Family: MALVACEAE Etymology: Greek ‘brachys’ means short and ‘chiton’ means a coat or tunic, a reference to the coating on the seed. acerifolius: refers to likeness to the genus Acer – the maple. Common […]

Banksia robur
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Banksia robur

December 1, 2015 Simon 0

Genus: Banksia. Species: robur. Family: PROTEACEAE. Etymology: Genus name commemorating ‘Sir Joseph Banks’. robur is Latin for strength, referring to hard wood. Common Name: Swamp Banksia. Origin: Sandy heathlands and swampy heathlands of NSW and […]

Stenocarpus sinuatus
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Stenocarpus sinuatus

November 24, 2015 Simon 0

Genus: Stenocarpus. species: sinuatus. Family: PROTEACEAE. Common Name: Queensland Fire Wheel Tree. Etymology: Stenocarpus: from the Greek word ‘stenos’ (narrow) and ‘karpos’ (fruit) referring to the shape of the seed capsules. sinuatus: which means wavy in reference to […]

Allamanda cathartica Roma St
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Allamanda cathartica

November 22, 2015 Simon 0

Genus: Allamanda. species: cathartica. Common name: Golden Trumpet Vine. Origin: South America. Description: An evergreen, shrubby climber. Vigorous growth to 4.5 metres. Foliage: Simple leaves, shape – oblanceolate to obovate. Arranged in whorls of 3 […]

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