Category Archives: Herbs

Spanish Moss: Tillandsia usneoides

Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia Common Names:Spanish Moss, Spanish-moss, Florida moss, long moss, graybeard, ghost hair, hanging air plant. Taxonomy:Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Angiosperms Class: Monocots Order: Poales. Family: Bromeliaceae. Genus: Tillandsia species: usneoides Localities:The plant is limited to the southeastern United … Continue reading

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Eustrephus latifolius: Wombat Berry

Eustrephus latifolius in * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * – April 2011 Eustrephus latifolius: * Wombat berry * Common Names: Wombat berry Taxonomy: Kingdom: Plantae; Angiosperms; Monocots; Asparagales; Asparagaceae; Lomandroideae; Geitonosplesiaceae; Eustrephus laifolius. Location/Environment:Native to Malaysia, Eastern Australia (especially … Continue reading

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Durabaculum imthurmil

Duraboculum imthurmil in * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * – April 2011 Durabaculum imthurmil: Common Names: Taxonomy: Kingdom: Plantae; Tracheobionta; Magnoliophyta; Liliopsida; Liliidae; Asparagales; Orchidaceae; Epidendroideae; Dendrobieae; Grastidiinae; Durabaculum imthurmil. Location/Environment: These are often found in the Phillipines, Indonesia, … Continue reading

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Eria javanica

Eria javanica in * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * – April 2011 Eria javanica: * The Javanese eria * widely distributed from India west to China and south through southeast Asia. Common Names: The Javanese Eria, Grace, Xiang Hua … Continue reading

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Wax Jasmine: Jasminum simplicifolium

Jasminum simplicifolium in * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * – April 2011 Jasminum simplicifolium: Jasmine Common Names: Wax Jasmine, Simple Jasmine, Jasmine. Taxonomy: Kingdom: Plantae; Angiosperms; Eudicots; Asterids; Lamiales; Oleaceae; Jasmineae; Jasminum simplicifolium. Other species include Jasminum abyssinicum (Forest … Continue reading

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Zieria baeuerlenii

* Zieria baeuerlenii * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia Zieria baeuerlenii: “Bomaderry Zieria” Common Names: “Zieria”, “Zier”, “Bomaderry Zieria” Taxonomy: Plantae; Angiosperms; Eudicots; Rosids; Sapindales; Rutaceae; Zieria baeuerlenii. Location/Environment:Native to Australia and found in woodlands and dry sclerophyll forests, within … Continue reading

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Pepper spray is not messing around | Grist

Pepper spray is not messing around | Grist. If this weekend’s attack on students had you wondering how bad pepper spray really is, science writer Deborah Blum has you covered. Answer: It’s five times more intense than the hottest natural … Continue reading

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Australian National Botanical Gardens

Tales of a Technogypsie » Blog Archive » Australian National Botanical Gardens.   Australian National Botanical Gardens * GPO Box 1777 * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory * 2601 * Australia * +61 2 6250 9599 * http://www.anbg.gov.au/ *   In … Continue reading

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Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus Tree, Pine River Island, Canberra, ACT, Australia Eucalyptus Myrtaceae Common Names: “Eucalypts”, “Gum Trees”, “mallees”, “mallet”, “marlock”, “Apple Box”, Taphonomy/Taxonomy: Plantae; Angiosperms; Eudicots; Rosids; Myrtales; Myrtaceae; Eucalyptus. Over 700 Species. Eucalyptus amplifolia Eucalyptus blakelyi Eucalyptus dawsonii . Localities: Native … Continue reading

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Allspice

“Allspice” Pimenta officinalis   ALLSPICE Pimenta Officinalis;  Pimenta dioica Folk names: All Spice, Allspice,  Jamaica pepper, Myrtle pepper, Pimento, or Newspice Definition: Allspice is an herb that comes from the dried, unripe berry of a small tree called the Allspice … Continue reading

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