Monthly Archives: May 2011

Evolvulus alsinoides (Convolvulaceae)

Also known as the Slender Dwarf Morning Glory, Evolvulus alsinoides is a slender scrambler found in savanna and urban grasslands. At least 3 varieties occur in Queensland. The shoots, at first glance resembles that of a grass with small leaves … Continue reading

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Tarenna dallachiana (Rubiaceae)

This small tree is wonderfully ornamental, reminiscent of a giant Ixora, with large leaves and conspicuous clusters of cream flowers, which seem to mature yellow. Upon close examination, one can see differences in the types of flowers borne – one … Continue reading

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Croton triacros (Euphorbiaceae)

A rather non-descript tree at first sight, this tree becomes very easy to identify with familiarity. The leaves have a soft fleshy texture and possess a pair of glands at the petiole near the base of the leaf lamina. Also, … Continue reading

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Ipomoea indica (Convolvulaceae)

Morning Glories have been the subject of much literary attention, and native or not, they have inspired appreciation wherever they occur. Few non-indigenous plants can match the ameliorating effect of the rich blue to purple blossoms of Ipomoea indica (Blue … Continue reading

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