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 […]

Great Ocean Walk Day 2
Bushwalking & Camping (National Parks & areas of natural beauty).

Great Ocean Walk (Victoria) Day 2

December 14, 2015 Simon 0

By the time we got up and headed to the kitchen area for breaky, Frank was already hard at work preparing bacon and eggs, porridge or whatever took your fancy. On top of breakfast he […]

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 […]

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

Great Ocean Walk (Victoria) Day 1

December 9, 2015 Simon 0

The Great Ocean Walk is a trip that my brother Jason (pictured top right of photo) had mentioned to me (top left) probably 3 years ago. I had agreed at the time that it would […]

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 […]

Australian native Garden backyard water feature
Gardens (Botanic, Botanical and other places of interest).

Warburton Open House

November 26, 2015 Simon 0

This is a garden that I would have almost surely missed as I hadn’t planned to be in Melbourne for a few more weeks. Unfortunately my Dad died (battling cancer) in late September and this […]

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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