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Alphitonia whitei (Rhamnaceae)

This handsome endemic rainforest tree is known commonly Red Ash, although it has no relation to real ashes (Fraxinus). Instead, Alphitonias are related to Jujubes (Ziziphus). The species is also known as Sarsaparilla due to the liniment smell that it … Continue reading

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Alphitonia whitei (Rhamnaceae)

This handsome endemic rainforest tree is known commonly as Sarsaparilla due to the liniment smell that it emits when leaves or twigs are broken. Among the Alphitonias I find this a rather an interesting member. Most other Alphitonias are more … Continue reading

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