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The hidden anatomical diversity of tropical woods

Prof. Susan Laurance from James Cook University has set up a rainfall exclusion experiment at the Daintree Rainforest Observatory – a location where Australia’s premium lowland tropical rainforest still predominate. Prof. Susan is studying the effect of drought on tropical … Continue reading

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Sizing up the Syzygiums

A wander through the tropical forests of North Queensland, and for that matter any tropical forest in the Southeast Asian and Pacific region, would be so much more richer an experience if one could recognize or at least tell between … Continue reading

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Syzygium graveolens (Myrtaceae)

Also called the Cassowary Satinash, this is a medium sized tree with dark dull orangey bark. The sapling leaves are very long (up to over 20cm) and lance-like. Leaves in the canopy are smaller but have the same shape. More … Continue reading

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