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Anisomeles malabarica (Lamiaceae)

Members of the mint family (Lamiaceae) feature prominently in the European pharmacopeia, and thus we know of peppermint, spearmint, catnip, melissa, sage, thyme and others. Much less is known about the medicinal properties of species of Lamiaceae in Australia, but … Continue reading

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A weekend walk at Behana Gorge

For a place with such spectacular landforms, it is surprising that Behana Gorge is not listed as National Park with its namesake. Located about 30 minutes drive south of Cairns, and hidden in the flanks of the grand Walsh’s Pyramid, Behana … Continue reading

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Checklist of plants from giant eucalypt forest

This list was compiled from plants I have encountered in the so called wet sclerophyll forest from 3 sites (Davies Creek, Mt Baldy and Paluma) in Far North Queensland. It will be noticed that there are many species that one … Continue reading

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