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The hidden anatomical diversity of tropical woods

Prof. Susan Laurance from James Cook University has set up a rainfall exclusion experiment at the Daintree Rainforest Observatory – a location where Australia’s premium lowland tropical rainforest still predominate. Prof. Susan is studying the effect of drought on tropical … Continue reading

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Alstonia scholaris (Apocynaceae)

This wonderful tree can sometimes be recognized by it’s stature alone. Little wonder why it is widely planted throughout tropical and subtropical regions. It has even been crowned the state tree of West Bengal. The geographical range of this species … Continue reading

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