Monthly Archives: July 2013

Didymoglossum tahitense (Hymenophyllaceae)

Filmy ferns, or ferns belonging to the family Hymenophyllaceae, are an interesting group of plants. They are among some of the earliest lineages of ferns, but at the same time, they has a very simple structure, as far as ferns … Continue reading

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Clerodendrum tracyanum (Lamiaceae)

This is a rain forest understorey shrub with wonderfully large leaf proportions. The leaves can be almost as large as a dinner plate, and have a superficial resemblance to the Stinging Tree, particularly Dendrocnides cordifolia. However, C. tracyanum is not … Continue reading

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Trophis scandens (Moraceae)

This attractive vine is known as the Burny Vine or Fire Vine and belongs to the Fig family. When not in fruit it looks like a climbing fig plant, especially since the leaves have that rather fig-ish look about them, … Continue reading

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Aglaia elaeagnoidea (Meliaceae)

Undoubtedly this must be one of the most distinctive species of Aglaias in FNQ, for it’s size and appearance. In terms of leaf size, it is probably one of the smallest, and with only 5 leaflets often (also see ID … Continue reading

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