Category Archives: Habitat – Savanna

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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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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Gompholobium nitidum (Fabaceae)

This savanna-dwelling low shrub is always a pleasure to see in flower, but even when not, one can always admire the distinctive fine pinnate leaves. More on this plant when I get a chance to chat with it a bit … Continue reading

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Alloteropsis semialata (Poaceae)

This innocent looking grass Alloteropsis semialata may not be very well known outside of plant physiology circles, but can in fact be of considerable for people interested in carbon cycles and global change. Plants in general, have 3 ways of … Continue reading

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Melinis minutiflora (Poaceae)

So naturalized is Melinis minutiflora (Molasses Grass) to Far North Queensland that it is not difficult to think of this African grass as a native. Despite the aggressiveness of this grass, it is hard not to enjoy fragrant foliage and … Continue reading

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Stylidium eriorrhizum (Stylidiaceae)

For someone so boldly beautiful, there are actually no images out there on a google search! At least not at time time of this writing. But I can understand. In my time in Paluma I had seen Stylidium eriorrhizum dozens … Continue reading

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Adiantum philippense (Adiantaceae)

An attractive native maidenhair fern in rocky areas of Chillagoe. More on this when I get to inspect it more closely.

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