Category Archives: Hamamelidaceae (Witch Hazel family)

Loropetalum chinense (Hamamelidaceae)

Loropetalum chinense, known commonly as the Chinese fringe flower, is a ornamental species of the witch hazel family, grown as a hedge plant in certain places around Cairns and the Tablelands.

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Noahdendron nicholasii (Hamamelidaceae)

Just about everyone has heard of Witch hazels, which are trees from the genus Hamamelis, but few would have guessed that the humid tropics of North Queensland dwell the cousins of the witch hazel. And the Witch Hazel’s most famous … Continue reading

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Ostrearia australiana (Hamamelidaceae)

Making an acquaintance with Ostrearia australiana marks for me the meeting of the third and last member of the three species of Hamamelidaceae in FNQ. This one is probably one of the most nondescript. It does not have very visible … Continue reading

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Neostrearia fleckeri (Flecker’s Hard Alder) (Hamamelidaceae)

The moment I laid my eyes on this plant I knew I was seeing something very significant. I was one of those moments in your lifetime of botany when you knew you were looking at a treasure. And indeed it … Continue reading

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