Tag Archives: Lauraceae

Neolitsea dealbata (Lauraceae)

The long list of common names (Black Ash, Grey Bollywood, Hairy Leaved Bollygum, Native Mulberry, Pigeon-berry Tree, Velvet-leaf Bollywood, White Bollygum, White Bollywood) must be a reflection of how common this species is. There is hardly a roadside edge in … Continue reading

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Sitting on laurels – notes for learning tropical laurels without flowers

Everyone has partaken of the healthful goodness of Avocado (Persea americana), or enjoyed the flavour that bay leaves confer to good traditional pastas. The more aromatically-inclined among us may perhaps enjoy the sense of tranquillity that the aroma of May … Continue reading

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Litsea bindoniana (Lauraceae)

Of the Litseas in FNQ, this big-leaved species must be one of the most recognizable, and unforgettable. larger than the hand. Go see.

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Beilschmiedia oligandra (Lauraceae)

Distinctive sympodial branching So far I have encountered this far north Queensland endemic tree only in the rainforest understorey and I cannot even be sure if it is B. oligandra or the Ivory Walnut. All my efforts to key this … Continue reading

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Cryptocarya rhodosperma (Lauraceae)

Another very non-descript Cryptocarya. Kris Kupsch on Flickr suggested it is Cryptocarya rhodosperma. I thought the zig-zag arrangement of the leaves may be a good distinguishing character.

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Endiandra discolor (Lauraceae)

This tree of rain forest is known commonly as the Rose Walnut or even more descriptively as the Domatia Tree, the latter name alluding to the large and obvious domatia occuring at the lateral nerve-midrib junctions at the underside of … Continue reading

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Endiandra hypotephra (Lauraceae)

Even with flowers, the members of the Lauraceae are hard to identify. But this one has a beautiful rose-colored centre (or entire flower), and the three-part flowers bespeak its membership in a ancient lineage of flowering plants. Thus the common … Continue reading

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