Monthly Archives: August 2013

Mackinlaya macrosciadea (Araliaceae)

A rain forest understorey shrub. Distinguished from the very similar Mackinlaya confusa by the less complex inflorescence (i.e M. macrosciadea has umbels on umbels while M. confusa has umbels on umbels on umbels!) and also M. confusa often has slightly … Continue reading

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Cephalaralia cephalobotrys (Araliaceae)

A climbing ginseng? Yes indeed, this slender rain forest vine is called the Climbing Panax. Trifoliate leaves Hairs on the leave margin practically helps to recognize this vine A little stipel (a reduced leaf-like appendage) where the 3 leaflet stalks … Continue reading

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Blepharochilum macphersonii (Orchidaceae)

Small but common orchid in Eucalyptus grandis forest and rain forest. Previously Bulbophyllum macphersonii.

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Checklist of plants from giant eucalypt forest

This list was compiled from plants I have encountered in the so called wet sclerophyll forest from 3 sites (Davies Creek, Mt Baldy and Paluma) in Far North Queensland. It will be noticed that there are many species that one … Continue reading

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