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.
Transformed trees! Drought changes the plumbing system of rainforest treesTrees in tropical rainforests play an important role in the water balance of the planet. Every tree is like a fountain, drawing water up from the soil and putting it out into the atnosphere. Just one large mature tree may transpire well over 100,000 litres of water a year. Imagine how […]
The Knights among giant treesEucalyptus viminalis (White Knight) It has been some time since I last visited Tasmania, but the memory of meeting giants (trees) there remain fresh in my memory. To put it more accurately, emblazoned into my psyche. Among the giants one could meet in Tasmania, the White Knights would certainly be among the most unforgettable, pa […]
The yellow “scyphus” of the southern lands - Notoscyphus lutescens (Acrobolbaceae) #liverworts #bryophytes #tropicalbotany #wettropics The yellow (luteo meaning “pale yellow”) drinking vessel (“scyphus”) from the south (“noto”)? This is a liverwort of rainforest and is also found in New Zealand and other tropical countries. The leaves are somewhat greenish y […]