Category Archives: Habitat – Wetlands

Cladopus queenslandicus (Podostemaceae)

Plant life is believed to have begun from aquatic origins. As any biology textbook would show, the oldest lineages of land plants (i.e. bryophytes – liverworts, hornworts and mosses) are highly dependent on water for sexual reproduction, and are therefore … Continue reading

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Cyperus javanicus (Cyperaceae)

A common sedge of wetlands, this species gets over a meter tall. The spikelets of this species are cylindrical.

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Stylidium alsinoides (Stylidiaceae)

The range of lifeforms/ecological strategy in the genus Stylidium is quite impressive, given that the genus seems to be constrained to being herbs and most people familiar with Stylidiums will think of them as little rosette herbs with a basal … Continue reading

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Utricularia chrysantha (Lentibulariaceae)

Very attractive deep yellow flowered bladderwort.

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Stylidium tenerum (Stylidiaceae)

Tiny triggerplants never fail to fascinate me. I have seen some diminutive triggerplants in Tasmania but small as they may be, they incite big excitement. This little plant which I believe is Stylidium tenerum was scarcely 5 cm tall with … Continue reading

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Isachne globosa (Poaceae)

Isachne globosa or the swamp millet is an easily recognized grass simply on the basis of their somewhat globular heads of nuts, and the wetland habitat.

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Scirpodendron ghaeri (Cyperaceae)

Ostensibly one of, if not the largest sedge in the world. Even if not by it’s height, Scirpodendron could easily claim to be among the most robust and ‘beefed up’ of sedges – a true ‘bodybuilder’ of the ‘sedgeacious’ lineage. … Continue reading

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