Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cissus antarctica (Vitaceae)

This native grape vine is one of the most interesting grape vines I have ever seen. I have only seen it on the Atherton Tablelands. It is rusty-brown hairy on the stems and tendrils and yellowish-felty on the leaf underside … Continue reading

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Utricularia chrysantha (Lentibulariaceae)

Very attractive deep yellow flowered bladderwort.

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Adiantum philippense (Adiantaceae)

An attractive native maidenhair fern in rocky areas of Chillagoe. More on this when I get to inspect it more closely.

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Rhus taitensis (Anacardiaceae)

Poison Sumac is a name that is more likely to be familiar to people living in temperate regions but here in the tropics, where the stronghold of the mango family lies, there lurks a sumac as well. Not poisonous per … Continue reading

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Xanthostemon graniticus (Myrtaceae)

Xanthostemon graniticus is not a very common endemic tree. I have only had the opportunity of seeing it in the Cairns Botanic Gardens. It is however a very charismatic plant. It’s something about the dark glossy leaves, and a underside … Continue reading

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