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Hakea victoria
2014-10-07 09:59:30

Hakea victoria is a shrub species. The species may also be referred to as Royal Hakea or Lantern hakea. H. victoria is a member of the Proteaceae family. The plant can be found in Western Australia. In 1847, botanist James Drummond was the first to describe and name the species. Hakea victoria is an upright growing, evergreen shrub that typically grows between 4.9 and 9.8 feet tall. The...

Hakea teretifolia
2014-10-07 09:54:46

Hakea teretifolia is a shrub species. The species may also be referred to commonly as the Dagger hakea. H. teretifolia is a member of the Proteaceae family in the Plantae kingdom. The species has two, closely related subspecies: H. teretifolia subsp. teretifolia and H. teretifolia subsp. hirsuta. The plant can be found commonly in eastern Australia, specifically growing from northern New...

Hakea lorea
2014-10-06 13:26:34

Hakea lorea is a small tree or shrub species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Bootlace oak or the Cork tree. H. lorea is a member of the Proteaceae family and is commonly found in central and northern Australia. It ranges specifically from the southern Cape York Peninsula to the Darling Downs in the south and west to Pibara. Its name “lorea” comes from the latin word...

Burrawang Macrozamia communis
2014-01-31 08:51:17

Macrozamia communis is a type of Australian cycad plant. The species is located on the coast of New South Wales. It is commonly known as the Burrawang. Its common name is derived from the Daruk Australian Aboriginal Language. This name is often applied to other species of Macrozamia. M. communis normally has an un-branched trunk, cycad plants branch very rarely. The species has dark green...

Zamia Fern Bowenia spectabilis
2014-01-30 07:24:18

Bowenia spectabilis is a species of cycad plant. The species may also be referred to as the “Zamia fern”. The plant is regularly found in Australia, specifically in northeastern Queensland from the Mcllwraith Range to Tully. The population is estimated at an excess of 10,000 plants. Bowenia spectabilis have flourished in subtropical or tropical, moist lowland forests. It can be found...

Dibbler Parantechinus apicalis
2013-06-18 10:01:35

The dibbler (Parantechinus apicalis) is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia, with a range that includes some offshore islands and the southwest mainland areas of Western Australia. It prefers a habitat within vegetation with thick debris in sandy soils. This species is the sole member of its genus, Parantechinus, which included the Sandstone dibbler. The dibbler was first...

Great Barred Frog
2009-01-13 18:24:37

The Great Barred Frog (Mixophyes fasciolatus) is a species of ground-dwelling frog found in Australia. It inhabits rainforests, Antarctic beech forests or wet sclerophyll forests. This frog breeds in both streams and ponds and calls from the surrounding land. Though a ground-dwelling species, it is most often found near running water where, when threatened, can easily escape by jumping into the...

Brown Honeyeater
2008-07-11 16:19:07

The Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta), is found mainly in Australia and New Guinea. In Australia it occurs in thickets throughout much of western, northern and eastern Australia, being absent only from the coldest or wettest areas. The Brown Honeyeaters have highly developed brush-tipped tongues adapted for nectar feeding. Photo Copyright and Credit

White-plumed Honeyeater
2008-07-11 16:12:01

The White-plumed Honeyeater (Lichenostomus penicillatus), is a bird native to Australia. It feeds on nectar and insects. Its nest is a small cup nest in a tree. It is yellow above and paler beneath, with a black and white line on the sides of its neck. The white neck band is its most prominent feature, the rest of the feathers being shades of green and yellow-beige. Juveniles have a pinkish...

Eastern Spinebill
2008-06-13 22:49:05

The eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris), is a species of honeyeater found in dry sclerophyll forest, scrub and heathland from the Cooktown area in North Queensland south through New South Wales east of the Great Dividing Range, through Victoria and into the Flinders Ranges in eastern South Australia as well as throughout Tasmania. Adaptable, they can be found in urban gardens with...

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.