Category Archives: Sacred Trees

Neolamarckia cadamba (Rubiaceae)

Behold the blossoming of Neolamarckism…oops I mean Neolamarckia. But the genus name does truly honour the French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, whose theories have set the tone for thinking in evolutionary biology to the present day. Just finished flowering… Neolamarckia cadamba … Continue reading

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Ficus obliqua (Moraceae)

The common name of this attractive and elegant fig, the Small leaved fig is not really accurate and pretty uninformative for getting to know it. Figs are in a class of their own, and it is not difficult to tune … Continue reading

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A curtain of death

The Curtain Fig near Yungaburra is one of a number of icon trees of Far North Queensland. Like the Cathedral Fig, the curtain fig is an old indivudual of Ficus virens, and is possibly over 500 years old. Information board … Continue reading

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Paying respects at the cathedral

A information board on the cathedral fig All visitors to Far North Queensland should pay their respects to the cathedral fig. This magnificent tree is a cultural icon and is believed to be at least 500 years young. It is … Continue reading

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