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Variegated Fairy-wren Malurus lamberti
2009-07-07 16:07:34

The Variegated Fairy-wren (Malurus lamberti) lives in diverse habitats spread across 90% of continental Australia, which is a wider range than that of any other fairy-wren. Fairy-wrens were initially thought to be a member of the old world flycatcher family or warbler family. And like other fairy-wrens, the Variegated Fairy-wren is unrelated to the true wrens. There are four subspecies of the...

Gulf Saratoga Scleropages jardinii
2009-06-03 12:31:31

The gulf saratoga, Scleropages jardinii, is regarded as a freshwater bony fish that inhabitates Australia. These fish are found in Northern Australia and New Guinea living in fast-moving water and still water. The gulf saratoga is not endangered or threatened. The gulf saratoga has several names such as Australian bonytongue, northern saratoga, toga and barramundi and its scientific name S....

Leaf Curling Spider
2009-05-02 19:18:35

The Leaf Curling Spider (Phonognatha graeffei) is a species of spider that is found in Australia. It is commonly found in urban areas in the northeastern, eastern and southern states. The spider is commonly found in open woodland and forest habitats as well as urban and suburban gardens. The adult female is about 0.45 inches while the male is about half the size of the female (about .025...

Brown Huntsman Spider
2009-05-02 16:04:08

The Brown Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria) is a species of arachnid found in many tropical and subtropical parts of the world, including Asia, Réunion Island, the Caribbean islands, the Southeastern US, and Australia. This spider is known as the Cane Spider in Hawaii, where it was introduced. It is most common in Australia. This is a fairly large specimen, have a leg span of nearly...

Golden Everlasting Xerochrysum bracteatum
2009-04-28 15:00:36

Xerochrysum bracteatum or Golden Everlasting is a member of the Asteraceae family indigenous to Australia. This flowering plant blooms annually and grows 8 to 32 inches in height. Flowers and bracts are varying shades of yellow and often feature brown stripes. Photo Copyright and Credit

Broad-leaved Brachysema Gastrolobium minus
2009-04-28 14:57:48

Gastrolobium minus or Broad-leaved Brachysema, a member of the Fabaceae family is an indigenous shrub of Southwest Australia. While many members of the Gastrolobium genus are poisonous, the toxicity of this plant is unknown. It grows to just over 3 feet wide featuring oblong leaves that are deep green on top and a smooth bottom and rust colored flowers. The plant grows best in well drained...

Bronze Butterfly Gastrolobium praemorsum
2009-04-28 14:53:34

Gastrolobium praemorsum, a member of the Fabaceae family, is indigenous of Southwest Australia. It features crimson pea-flowers and is found most commonly between Geographe Bay and Albany in Australia. While many members of the Gastrolobium family are poisonous, the toxicity of this plant is unknown. Originally assigned to the Brachysema genus, in 2002 it was reassigned to the Gastrolobium...

Gastrolobium melanopetalum
2009-04-28 14:38:51

Gastrolobium melanopetalum, a member of the Fabaceae family, is an indigenous shrub of Southwest Australia. Growing up to 10 feet in height, it features narrow leaves measuring 0.5 - 2.33 inches in length and .15 to .8 inches in width. Deep purple hanging pea-flowers bloom in spring and summer. This shrub grows in dense vegetation near waterways. While many members of the Gastrolobium...

Swan River Pea Gastrolobium celsianum
2009-04-28 14:34:26

Gastrolobium celsianum,also known as the Swan River Pea, is a member of the Fabaceae family and is indigenous to Southwest Australia. Many species of this family are poisonous, but the toxicity of this tree is unknown. It can grow up to approximately 3 feet tall and nearly 10 feet wide. It features vibrant red tubular flowers and glossy green leaves with silvery undersides. The Swan River...

Queensland Bottle Tree Brachychiton rupestris
2009-04-28 14:15:07

Brachychiton rupestris or the Queensland Bottle Tree is a member of the Malvaceae family, although it was originally classified in the Sterculiaceae family. This deciduous tree is indigenous to Queensland, Australia and is best known for its distended swollen trunk shaped like a bottle which allows it to thrive in drought conditions, a variety of soil conditions and temperatures. Growing up...