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Kunzea robusta flowering branchlet
2014-08-28 03:00:47

At the stroke of a pen a New Zealand endemic tree has for the last 31 years been incorrectly regarded the same as a group of 'weedy' Australian shrubs and small trees.

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Persoonia coriacea
2014-10-22 11:50:54

Persoonia coriacea is a species of shrub plant. The species may also be referred to as the leathery-leaf persoonia. It is classified in the Lanceolata group, which is a group of 54 closely related species with similar flowers but very different foliage. Often, these species will interbreed with each other. In the case of P. coriacea, it hybridizes with P. helix. P. coriacea is a small shrub that grows up to 5 feet in height. It has hairy branches and leaves. These narrow greenish-grey...

Adenanthos obovatus
2014-10-14 12:02:16

Adenanthos obovatus is a shrub species. The species may also be referred to as the Basket flower, the Jugflower, Glandflower, and the Stick-in-the-jug. The plant belongs to the Proteaceae family. A. obovatus can be found only in Southwest Australia. Adenanthos obovatus have many stems. The plant will grow to approximately 3 feet in height and 4.9 feet in diameter. The plant’s long, oval leaves are typically a bright green color. The A. obovatus shrub blooms between April and December....

Stenocarpus salignus
2014-10-14 11:13:28

Stenocarpus salignus is a shrub species, occasionally the plant may grow to heights that may classify it as a small tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Scrub beefwood. The rainforest tree belongs to the Proteaceae family and is found growing naturally only in Australia. S. salignus plants typically grow between 30 and 65 feet tall. Occasionally the plant has been reported measuring up to 100 feet tall with a dark brown trunk measuring 24 inches in diameter....

Carnarvonia
2014-10-13 13:06:45

Carnarvonia is a genus of large tree species. The genus may also be referred to as the Red oak or the Red silky oak. This flowering plant genus is a member of the Proteaceae family. Carnavonia consists of only one single species, Carnarvonia araliifolia. The species is then broken down further with two varieties: C. araliifolia var. araliifolia and C. araliifolia var. montana. C. araliifolia will typically grow to 100 feet tall. The trees are endemic only in Queensland, Australia. They are...

Banksia verticillata
2014-10-13 12:57:29

Banksia verticillata is more commonly known as Granite Banksia or Albany Banksia. It is a species of shrub or occasionally a tree in the genus Banksia from the Proteaceae family. B. verticillata is a spreading, bushy shrub that grows up to 10 feet high on average, although it may grow up to a height of 15 feet in sheltered locations. In highly exposed areas that are open to high winds, it can be a much smaller shrub, or occasionally grow as a single-trunked tree. It has rough grey bark...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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