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Ficus hispida (Moraceae)

A rather interesting and very widespread tropical fig is often found beside creeks. This fig is cauliflorus, meaning it bears fruits on the trunks. In this species, the figs are somewhat hairy and ripen yellow. This species has an impressive … Continue reading

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Ficus copiosa (Moraceae)

A fig tree with rather large leaves which have sandpapery surfaces. I have heard some strange stories that while this fig is edible, they are not eaten in the lowlands. Stipules

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Pseuduvaria froggattii (Annonaceae)

Great things are happening at the Cairns Botanic Gardens Gondwana gardens, and for me great things could mean small Annonaceous flowers, such as this one – Pseuduvaria froggattii. It’s an interesting name, with ‘frog’ in it. It’s also endemic to … Continue reading

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