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Joseph Banks (1743-1820)

Sir Joseph Banks 1743-1820 Well known from his adventures on the HMS Endeavour, this 1st baronet was a world class and well known English botanist / naturalist was one of the right hand men of Captain James Cook. He sailed … Continue reading

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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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Acacia viscidula: the sticky wattle

Acacia viscidula in * National Botanical Gardens *Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * – April 2011 Acacia viscidula: Sticky Wattle Common Names: Sticky Wattle Taxonomy: Kingdom: Plantae; Fabaceae, Mimosoideae; Acacia viscidula. Location/Environment: The viscidula is found mainly on the Tablelands … Continue reading

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Oak Tree: Quercus spp.

“Oak Tree” by Lester Scarbrough, Tree Leaves OraclePermission granted to post from history with Tree Leaves Oracle Oak Fagaceae (Beech family) Quercus spp. Names      Description     Lore     Magical Uses     Medicinal Uses     Other Uses Q. alba ………….. White or Stave Oak Q. arkansana ….. Arkansas or Water … 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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“Blakelys Red Gum”: Eucalyptus blakelyi

* Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia Eucalyptus blakelyi: Blakelys Red Gum Common Names: “Eucalypts”, “Gum Trees”, “mallees”, “mallet”, “marlock”, “Apple Box”, Blakelys Red Gum Taxonomy: Plantae; Angiosperms; Eudicots; Rosids; Myrtales; Myrtaceae; Eucalyptus blakelyi. Location/Environment:Eucalypts are native to Australia, New Guinea, … Continue reading

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Eucalyptus dawsonii

* Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia Eucalyptus dawsonii: Slaty Gum Common Names: “Eucalypts”, “Gum Trees”, “mallees”, “mallet”, “marlock”, “Apple Box”, Slaty Gum Taxonomy: Plantae; Angiosperms; Eudicots; Rosids; Myrtales; Myrtaceae; Eucalyptus dawsonii. Location/Environment:Native to Australia, The dawsonii species, while local throughout … Continue reading

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The Cabbage Gum: Eucalyptus Amplifolia

* Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia Eucalyptus Amplifolia: The Cabbage Gum Common Names: Eucalypts”, “Gum Trees”, “mallees”, “mallet”, “marlock”, “Apple Box”, Cabbage Gum Taxonomy: Kingdom: Plantae; Angiosperms; Eudicots; Rosids; Myrtales; Myrtaceae; Eucalyptus amplifolia. One of over 700 species. Location/Environment: Native … 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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