Monthly Archives: May 2015

Schefflera actinophylla (Araliaceae)

It was a pleasure to see Schefflera actinophylla, also known as the Queensland umbrella tree, octopus tree and amate, in it’s native habitat in the wet tropical forests Queensland. In it’s native habitat it is often a early successional tree … Continue reading

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Hollandaea sayeriana (Proteaceae)

This beautiful small tree commonly known as Sayer’s Silky Oak flowers as a shrub a few meters tall. It is easily recognized by it’s smooth and rather large (up to ~20cm) obovate leaves with toothed margins. Flowers are purple and … Continue reading

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