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.
No one can hold a candle to Pothos - The long yearning #plantform #tropicalbotany #wettropics #climbingplants A long yearning? That’s what the name Pothos longipes seems to suggest. In Greek mythology, the character Pothos was part of Aphrodite’s attendants, and carried a vine, indicating a connection to wine or the god Dionysus. And “longipes” denote long-f […]
Porccelain in the forest - Fagraea cambagei, the Gentian tree of the tropics #aplantatatime #tropicalbotany #wettropics #Gentianaceae #rainforest It is hard to believe that trees in the tropics may be related to the diminutive gentians of temperate zone, but there you go – introducing the Porcelain Fruit, the gentian tree of the wet tropics. The Porcelain Fr […]
Blowing the trumpets of Syzygium claviflorum (Myrtaceae) #aplantatatime #Myrtaceae #tropicalbotany Time to blow the trumpets of Syzygium claviflorum. This species is a common understorey tree of lowland to upland rainforest in the Far North Queensland region, and makes for a good street tree. The young cream colored flowerbuds have a trumpet shape, probably […]