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Searching for truth beneath bark

The famed Australian poetess Judith Wright wrote in her poem The Forest: “When first I knew this forest its flowers were strange… …time was to spend and time’s renewing harvest could never reach an end Now that its vines and … Continue reading

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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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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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