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Mucuna gigantea (Fabaceae)

This native vine is nowhere as grandiose and flashy as its exotic New Guinean relative Mucuna novo-guinensis but there is something subtly and quietly beautiful about the cluster of light cream yellow flowers that hang gracefully from a long pendant … Continue reading

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Castanospermum australe (Fabaceae)

A stately Moreton Bay Chestnut at the Queens Garden, Townsville. A truely iconic tree of the Australian tropics and subtropics, the Black Bean or the Moreton Bay Chestnut is found in Australia and New Caledonia and is the only species … Continue reading

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