Tag Archives: Fabaceae

Callerya pilipes (Fabaceae)

Aptly named the Northern Wisteria, it’s delightful seeing one of these vines in flower. Such a deep pink with a brilliant heart. Having lived in Tasmania for almost a decade, I can appreciate the flushes of purple conferred by Wisterias … Continue reading

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Entada rheedii (Fabaceae)

The matchbox bean is well known for their seeds which are used by aborigines and artists for seed jewellery. These seeds are true seafarers like the Nickernut (Caesalpinia bonduc) and are often washed up the shore where they germinate and … Continue reading

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Caesalpinia crista (Fabaceae)

The native Casalpinias like this one, which I am assuming to be C. crista, are mostly prickly vines that occupy coastal forest or strandline habitats. Those by the shore are known as Nicker beans. I believe the form of the … Continue reading

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Acacia leptoloba (Fabaceae)

I have no flowers to show for this species yet, but I might say that species is very characteristic of a special botanical place in Far North Queensland known as Irvinebank, a place quite near to Herberton. The species is … Continue reading

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Macrotyloma axillare (Fabaceae)

I found this moderately robust non-native creeper in a patch of open woodland. Elsewhere, this climber is known as the Perennial Horsegram and it was probably introduced to Australia as a forage crop. Introduced or not, I find the somewhat … Continue reading

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Lysiphyllum hookeri (Fabaceae)

This attractive small tree is found in a very special kind of rain forest called dry rain forest, or more often refered ti as vine thickets in this part of the world. These rain forest types can appear rather dry. … Continue reading

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Gompholobium nitidum (Fabaceae)

This savanna-dwelling low shrub is always a pleasure to see in flower, but even when not, one can always admire the distinctive fine pinnate leaves. More on this plant when I get a chance to chat with it a bit … Continue reading

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