Tag Archives: Icacinaceae

Irvingbaileya australis (Stemonuraceae)

It is no surprise that the tropics harbour some of the weirdest looking fruits on the planet, and based on this criterion, this obscured small endemic rainforest tree or shrub, Irvingbaileya australis, in the Far North Queensland Wet Tropics must … Continue reading

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Apodytes brachystylis (Icacinaceae)

Sometimes botanists make note of the strangest kinds of characters and for this plant a very strange character was related to me. It is said that if you microwave this plant it will cackle. A curious character indeed. The minds … Continue reading

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Gomphandra australiana (Stemonuraceae)

There are some plants in Far North Queensland that are indications of the spread of certain plant families from southeast Asian into Australia, ie they indicate a close relationship between the Australian tropics and the Malesian tropics (a botanical region … Continue reading

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