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'New England Banksia' Proved To Be A Distinct Species By Botany Student
2012-08-28 10:44:39

The New England Banksia is largely restricted to the eastern edge of the New England Tableland, and is common in places along Waterfall Way. Ms Stimpson's research has raised this flowering plant, until now classified as a variety of the Hairpin Banksia (B. spinulosa), to the taxonomic level of a distinct species. The study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. "I love the Proteaceae — the family of flowering plants that includes the Banksia and Grevillea genera in...

2012-06-12 06:26:08

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Research - one of the most important drivers of progress in the modern world. From scientific discoveries to medical breakthroughs and beyond, most advances in technology, science and medicine are the result of years and years of hard work and painstaking attention to detail. Traditionally, most researchers are a competitive lot, driven to find answers to theoretic questions and to solve nature's biggest mysteries. (Photo:...

2012-03-19 23:00:38

Discovery of hydrilla in New York's Finger Lakes region represents a potential environmental disaster. The Weed Science Society of America is calling attention to efforts underway to eradicate the damaging aquatic weed and protect some of our most valuable natural resources. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 Six months ago, one of the world´s most aggressive aquatic weeds was spotted in an inlet adjoining Cayuga Lake, part of New York´s famed Finger Lakes. The culprit was...

2012-03-13 22:58:52

Biologists at Bielefeld University have developed a new method for quantifying the effect of non-native species on ecosystem functioning They can estimate whether native plants in the neighbourhood of invasive species incorporate the nitrogen fixed by the latter. The biologists examined the Sydney Golden Wattle (Acacia longifolia), an Australian shrub that has established itself in Mediterranean climates worldwide. They found that the invasive species threatens native ecosystems not only...

2011-12-28 08:00:00

The January/February issue of Eucalyptus magazine is now available online and at over 350 Bay Area locations. Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 Eucalyptus magazine, the only lifestyle magazine that focuses exclusively on health, wellness and green living in the San Francisco Bay Area, has just released its January/February 2012 issue. Feature stories include pieces on healthy eating on the go, education issues and Type 2 diabetes. The Food department explains the macrobiotic diet. The...

2011-07-20 00:00:33

The July-August issue of Eucalyptus magazine is now available online and at over 350 Bay Area locations. Los Gatos, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) July 19, 2011 Eucalyptus magazine, the only lifestyle magazine that focuses exclusively on health, wellness and green living in San Francisco Bay Area, has just released its July-August 2011 issue. Feature stories include articles on complementary cancer treatments, artisan ice creams, and biodynamic farming. In the Food Department, the "Healthful Eating"...

2011-07-02 00:00:33

The July-August issue of Eucalyptus magazine is now available online and at over 350 Bay Area locations. Los Gatos, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) July 01, 2011 Eucalyptus magazine, the only lifestyle magazine that focuses exclusively on health, wellness and green living in San Francisco Bay Area, has just released its July-August 2011 issue. Feature stories include articles on complementary cancer treatments, artisan ice creams, and biodynamic farming. In the Food Department, the "Healthful Eating"...

2011-04-05 00:00:27

Weed scientists representing scientific societies from across the nation are protesting a decision to "Ëœzero out' funding for an Army Corps of Engineers research program that helps to protect our nation's waterways and water supply from invasive weeds. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) April 4, 2011 Today the Weed Science Society of America(WSSA) announced it has joined nearly a dozen national and regional weed management associations in expressing strong support for continued funding of an...

2010-09-08 00:41:06

The report, "Long-term reductions in anthropogenic nutrients link to improvements in Chesapeake Bay habitat is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1003590107.  Images are available on the project website. The Potomac River in Washington, D.C. is showing multiple benefits from restoration efforts, newly published research suggests. Reduced nutrients and improved water clarity have increased the abundance and diversity...

2008-10-10 15:00:15

By SHARPE, Marty FOUR hundred grass carp introduced to a Hawke's Bay lake have chewed their way through an aquatic weed called an "aggressive environmental cancer". The eradication of hydrilla from Lake Eland, 45 kilometres west of Napier, bodes well for Biosecurity New Zealand's plans to release hundreds more fish into nearby lakes that are also infested with the weed. The carp were put into the four hectare man-made Lake Eland in 1986 in the hope they would control hydrilla -- one...


Latest Flora of New South Wales Reference Libraries

Common wilkiea, Wilkiea huegeliana
2014-02-15 08:54:49

Wilkiea huegeliana is a common rainforest plant from the Monimiaceae family. It is commonly referred to by such names as Common Wilkiea, Tetra beech and Veiny Wilkiea. Although originally described by Louis René Tulasne, it was given its current official name by Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle. W. huegeliana grows as a shrub or small tree that can reach a height of 25 feet. It has a stem diameter of 4 inches. Its trunk is crooked and irregular and is not buttressed. It has smooth, brown or...

Copper laurel, Eupomatia laurina, leaves and flower
2014-02-10 09:02:13

Eupomatia is a genus of flowering shrub that contains 3 recorded species known to science. They belong to the ancient Eupomatiaceae family. Eupomatia are hermaphroditic trees or shrubs with simple green leaves. They produce ivory or red and yellow flowers that measure 1.2 to 1.6 inches in diameter. The fruit it produces is a fleshy berry. This fruit is popular in traditional Australian drinks, preservatives and pastries. Eupomatia barbata is commonly referred to as the Northern small...

Yellow sassafras, Doryphora sassafras
2014-02-10 08:46:14

Doryphora sassafras is a species of evergreen tree in the Atherospermataceae family. It is commonly referred to as Sassafras, Yellow sassafras, Golden sassafras, Canary sassafras or Golden deal. D. sassafras is a straight trunked tree with a smaller crown. It has been known to grow to a height of 82 to 105 feet. Its trunk can reach a diameter of 4 feet. It contains glossy green leaves that appear opposite on the stem. The leaves measure 3 to 4 inches long and .8 to 1.6 inches wide. The...

Manning river socketwood, Daphnandra micrantha
2014-02-10 08:15:47

Daphnandra micrantha is a rainforest tree. The species is a member of  the Atherospermataceae Family. The plant may also be commonly referred to as the Socketwood or Manning river socketwood. D. micrantha is a small to medium sized tree. It has been known to reach a height of 66 feet tall with a trunk diameter of 10 inches. The bark contains vertical cracks and displays an ivory coloration. It has small branches, which do not contain the soft downy hairs that most other species of...

Illawarra socketwood, Daphnandra johnsonii
2014-02-10 08:02:58

Daphnandra johnsonii is a rare rainforest tree. The species is a member of the Atherospermataceae family. The plant may also be commonly referred to as the Illawarra socketwood. D. johnsonii is a small to medium sized tree. It usually grows around 66 feet tall, with a broad and shady crown. The trunk is a beige color and cylindrical. The bark is fairly smooth. The leaves of the tree are ovate or elliptic in shape. They measure 2.4 to 4.8 inches long and .6 to 2.4 inches wide. They have a...

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