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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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Macadamia : Macadamia spp.

  Macadamian Nut Tree between Punalu’u and Kona   Macadamia Taxonomy: Kingdom: Plantae; (unranked): Angiosperms; unranked): Eudicots; Order: Proteales; Family: Proteaceae; Genus: Macadamia; Species: various – some examples: Macadamia claudiensis, Macadamia grandis, Macadamia hildebrandii, Macadamia integrifolia Macadamia jansenii Macadamia ternifolia, … Continue reading

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Mango : Mangifera Indica

  Mango Tree at Graveyard along highway between Punalu’u and Kona   Mango Taxonomy: Kingdom: Plantae; Division: Angiospermae; Class: Magnoliopsida; Order: Sapindales; Family: Anacardiaceae; Genus: Mangifera; Species: Indica. Mangifera Indica. Common names: Mango, Man-Go, Manga. Usually refers to a fruit … Continue reading

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Steam Vents

  Steam Vents   Steam Vents Steam vents are locations on the Earth where fissures in the Earth or rainwater sinks that collect water are heated by rocks that are carrying heat from lava or geothermal activity beneath it. Usually … Continue reading

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Volcano National Park

  Big Island   Volcano National Park Volcano, Big Island, Hawaii One of Hawaii’s most notorious and famous National Parks, “Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park” was established in 1916 as a National Park, a International Biosphere Reserve in 1980, and a … Continue reading

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Papaya

  Papaya, Big Island, Hawaii   Papaya Taxonomy: Plantae: Angiosperms: Eudicots: Rosids: Brassicales: Caricaceae: Carica: Carica papaya. Common names: Custard Apple, Papaya, paw paw, big melon, melon tree Carica papaya is the Caribbean/Spanish name of the plant that bears the … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Botanical Gardens

    Hawaiian Botanical Gardens and Beach Cove * 27-717 Old Mamalahoa Highway * P.O. Box 80, Papaikou, HI 96781 * Phone: 808-964-5233 FAX: 808-964-1338 * http://htbg.com/ While travelling along the coast near Hilo with my friend Kawika, we dropped … Continue reading

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Akaka & Kahuna Falls

    Akaka Falls * Akaka Falls Rd * Off Hwy 19, Honomu, HI 96728 * (808) 974-6200 * (near Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii) * My first day on the Big Island, my friend Kawika took me to these amazing … Continue reading

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Red Ivy

Red Ivy Hemigraphis alternata Acanthus Family Genus: Acanthaceae Family: Acanthaceae Juss. Locale: India, Java, Malay Archipelago. Folk/Other names: cemetery plant, Hemigraphis, Red Ivy, Red Flame Ivy, Purple Waffle Plant. Many different species and cultivars of the Hemigraphis: cultivar “colorata” is … Continue reading

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Orchids

Orchids Orchis sp. Family: Orchidacea Orchids are the largest family of the flowering plants (Angiospermae). The number of orchid species equals about four times the number of mammal species, or more than twice the number of bird species. It also … Continue reading

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