Araucaria bidwillii Bunya Pine
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Araucaria bidwillii

July 27, 2016 Simon 0

  Genus: Araucaria.  species: bidwillii. Family: ARAUCARIACEAE   Common Name: Bunya-Bunya, Bunya Pine (sometimes refered to as False monkey tree being of same Genus). In Aboriginal language the tree was known as bunya, bonye, bunyi and bunya-bunya (so its […]

Brisbane skyline from Mt Coot-tha Botanic Garden
Gardens (Botanic, Botanical and other places of interest).

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

July 19, 2016 Simon 0

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens is located to the west of Brisbane and the Brisbane river and roughly 6km from the city centre. Further to the west of the garden is the beautiful Mt Coot-tha forest […]

Plumeria rubra Franjipani
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Plumeria rubra

July 13, 2016 Simon 2

Genus: Plumeria species: rubra. Family: APOCYNACEAE.  Common Name: Frangipani (interestingly named after Marquis Frangipani, the creator of an Italian perfume ‘Frangipani’ used for scenting gloves in the 16th century. The perfume had a very similar smell to […]

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

Burleigh Heads National Park (Gold Coast).

July 6, 2016 Simon 0

You would be hard pressed to call the Burleigh Heads National Park a major bushwalk. The park is only 27.6 hectares in area, with an elevation of 80m above sea level and roughly 5km of walking […]