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Banksia brownii
2014-10-07 11:55:31

Banksia brownii is a shrub species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Feather-leaved Banksia or Brown's Banksia. B. brownii is found growing in Australia. B. brownii usually grows upright and measures between 3 and 10 feet tall. However, it can also grow as an openly branched small tree up to 20 feet high or as a low-spreading shrub. The bark is smooth and thin with a...

Banksia acanthopoda
2014-10-07 11:51:23

Banksia acanthopoda is a species of shrub from the genus Banksia. It is a part of the Proteaceae family. B. acanthopoda is a spreading shrub that can grow as high as 7 feet. It has stems covered in fuzzy hair when young, that becomes smooth upon maturity. Its leaves are long, thin and curved, with serrated leaf margins. The leaf is a dark green color on the upper side, while white and...

Alloxylon pinnatum
2014-10-07 11:48:18

Alloxylon pinnatum is a tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Dorrigo waratah. The tree belongs to the Proteaceae family and can be found in Queensland and northern New South Wales, Australia. Alloxylon pinnatum plants grow green, feathery leaves that have a shiny texture. Although it’s uncommon, yellow leaves have been sporadically seen throughout the plants...

Alloxylon flammeum
2014-10-07 11:11:50

Alloxylon flammeum is a tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Queensland tree waratah or the Red silky oak. The medium-sized tree is a member of the Proteaceae family. A. flammeum may be found in northeastern Australia. Alloxylon flammeum can grow nearly 108 feet tall, although when cultivated it remains approximately 35 feet tall. The tree possesses a grey to...

Adenanthos x cunninghamii
2014-10-07 11:08:42

Adenanthos x cunninghamii is a hybrid shrub species. The species is also referred to as the Woollybush, the Albany woollybush or the Prostrate woollybush. This plant belongs to the Proteaceae family. Adenanthos x cunninghamii can only be found naturally in Western Australia. Adenanthos x cunninghamii grows upright and will spread. The shrub grows up to 5 feet in height. As the plant matures...

Adenanthos cygnorum
2014-10-07 11:03:21

Adenanthos cygnorum is a tall shrub species. The species may also be referred to as the Common woollybush or simply the Woollybush. The plant is a member of the Proteaceae family. A. cygnorum grow only in Western Australia. The shrub is found along road sides and occurs commonly. The Adenanthos cygnorum species may grow as tall as 9.8 feet tall. The plant appears greenish-grey or blue-grey...

Opisthiolepis
2014-10-07 10:51:38

Opisthiolepis is a genus of large tree species. The trees belong to the Proteaceae family and only contain one single species. Opisthiolepis heterophylla is the sole described species that makes up the genus. The Opisthiolepis heterophylla species may also be commonly referred to as the Blush silky oak, the Pink silky oak, the Brown silky oak and the Drunk rabbit. Opisthiolepis trees grow to...

Lomatia tasmanica
2014-10-07 10:48:37

Lomatia tasmanica is commonly referred to as King's Lomatia. It is a shrub species from Tasmania that belongs to the Proteaceae family. Only one small colony of L. tasmanica is thought to be alive in the wild. L. tasmanica has shiny green leaves and produces pink flowers. It is an unusual plant, being that there is no genetic difference between plants. It is defined as a triploid, which by...

Gulf Coast Native
2014-10-07 10:36:07

The Gulf Coast native, also known as the Louisiana Scrub or the Gulf Coast sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to the Gulf Coast of the United States. The origin of this breed can be traced back to the Churra sheep that were brought to the area by Spanish explorers during the fifteenth century. Other breeds were later introduced into the bloodline including sheep from France and...

Lomatia myricoides
2014-10-07 10:08:15

Lomatia myricoides grows as a shrub in southeastern Australia. It is most commonly referred to as the River Lomatia. The species is a member of the Proteaceae family. L. myricoides may be considered a woody shrub or a small tree. It can grow anywhere from 7 to 16 feet high. In fact, on a rare occasion it can reach up to 25 feet in height. It contains leaves of an oblong shape and a pointed...

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