Tag Archives: Castanospermum australe

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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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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