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

Peter J. de Lange, Pensoft Publishers 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. A New Zealand botanist has completed a 15-year study to reveal some surprises and discover astonishing cryptic diversity behind what was long considered a single tree species. The study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. Known to botanists as Kunzea ericoides, this...

'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...

2012-03-19 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...


Latest Flora of New South Wales Reference Libraries

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...

Xylomelum pyriforme
2014-10-14 11:43:24

Xylomelum pyriforme is most commonly known as the woody pear. It is a species of tree in the Proteaceae family. The species name is derived from Latin. "Pyrus" means pear and "formus" means shape. X. pyriforme is classified as a large shrub or a small tree. It usually grows 13 to 16 feet high, although trees of up to 50 feet high have been documented in the Howes Valley northwest of Sydney. The large juvenile leaves have toothy margins with 6 to 11 teeth running along each edge. The adult...

Telopea truncata
2014-10-14 11:32:45

Telopea truncata is a shrub or small tree species. The species may also be referred to commonly as the Tasmanian waratah. T. truncata belongs to the Proteaceae family. The plant can be found growing naturally only in Tasmania in Australia. The T. truncata species will typically grow to approximately 10 feet tall. The mulit-stemmed plant occasionally grows as a single stemmed plant, in which case it may grow as tall as 25 feet tall. The shrub blooms between November and February. The flower...

Telopea speciosissima
2014-10-14 11:30:09

Telopea speciosissima is a large shrub species. The species may also be referred to commonly as the New South Wales waratah or just, Waratah. T. speciosissima is a member of the Proteaceae family. The plant can be found naturally only in New South Wales, Australia. In fact, the species is the floral emblem of the state. To date, there are no subspecies of this plant. T. speciosissima plants typically grow between 10 and 13 feet tall and 7 feet in diameter. The plant’s leaves are dark...

Telopea oreades
2014-10-14 11:22:05

Telopea oreades is a large shrub species, the plant may grow large enough to be considered in the small tree classification. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Gippsland Mountain or the Victorian waratah. T. oreades belongs to the Proteaceae family and can be found in southeastern Australia. Telopea oreades plants grow between 30 and 65 feet tall. Its grey/brown trunk may grow up to 24 inches in diameter. The plants stems are lined with alternating dark green, shiny...

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