Category Archives: Habitat – Eucalypt Forest

Anisomeles malabarica (Lamiaceae)

Members of the mint family (Lamiaceae) feature prominently in the European pharmacopeia, and thus we know of peppermint, spearmint, catnip, melissa, sage, thyme and others. Much less is known about the medicinal properties of species of Lamiaceae in Australia, but … Continue reading

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Neolitsea dealbata (Lauraceae)

The long list of common names (Black Ash, Grey Bollywood, Hairy Leaved Bollygum, Native Mulberry, Pigeon-berry Tree, Velvet-leaf Bollywood, White Bollygum, White Bollywood) must be a reflection of how common this species is. There is hardly a roadside edge in … 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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Drosera petiolaris (Droseraceae)

This sundew must be one that care quite a bit for appearances, and invests a huge among of resourcesinto making those long leaf stalks. Could very well have been called “Leaf Stalk”. This species is relatively common around wet areas … Continue reading

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Banksia aquilonia (Proteaceae)

An attractive shrub to small-sized tree of eucalypt forest.

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Acacia leptoloba (Fabaceae)

I have no flowers to show for this species yet, but I might say that species is very characteristic of a special botanical place in Far North Queensland known as Irvinebank, a place quite near to Herberton. The species is … Continue reading

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