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Elaeo-enchanted – exploring the exquisite Elaeocarpus

It is well-known that the rainforest flora of the Australian tropics has a strong South East Asian element. Various genera of laurels (Lauraceae), mahoganies (Meliaceae), tuckeroos (Sapindaceae) all appear to have origins in Southeast Asia and migrated into Australian from … Continue reading

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Elaeocarpus coorangooloo (Elaeocarpaceae)

Also known as the Brown Quandong or Coorangooloo Quandong, this tree has a most interesting disjunct distribution with populations up to over 200km apart. It is found only in Mt Windsor, then the Atherton Tableland and then in Paluma. There … Continue reading

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