Been in Australia for a decade gazing at plants, both large and small, grass and tree, rain forest and savanna, tropical and temperate. I love connecting with people with similar interests. You can read more about me on my About page and at my personal BLOG.
Towers built on turd - the Tayloria mosses of Tasmania #bryophytes #mosses #dungmosses #botany #TasmaniaTayloria gunnii, one of the more charismatic-looking mosses of Tasmania The human-made structures that we know as towers must have been inspired by mosses. Or maybe humans drew the idea for the design of towers from the superconscious, where the form of mo […]
David’s Heart - it wishes to provide beauty, and for the return of the forest. #tropicalbotany #tropicalrainforest #Euphorbiaceae David’s heart! I love this common name for this tree (for obvious reasons). Other common (and very apt) names of this tree include: Parasol leaf tree, Blush Macaranga, Nasturtium tree, and Heart leaf. Macaranga tanarius has large […]
A Sapindalean deserving of study - Dictyoneura. Any taxonomists and biogeographers up to the challenge? #Sapindaceae #tropicalbotany #tropical flora Not a well-known denizen of north Queensland’s tropical forests. At least not well-known enough to have a common name. In fact, the whole genus of perhaps 2-3 species is proabably not too well-known and deserv […]