Monthly Archives: April 2011

Alpinia arctiflora (Snow Ginger) (Zingiberaceae)

FNQ is a great place for gingers, and this large Alpinia is probably one of the most readily identifiable one, even in the absence of flowers and fruits because the leaf underside is soft hairy. The fruits are quite unlike … Continue reading

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Tacca leontopetaloides (Dioscoreaceae)

An interesting herb of inland savanna and coastal eucalypt forest, the leaves of this species superficially resembles species of Amorphophallus (the genus that gives us the glorious Titan lily) in the way it is dissected, and the roundish fleshy-looking fruits … Continue reading

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