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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...

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"...

2011-05-20 13:20:36

This week the scientific journal Ecology Letters has published a synthesis of the ecological impacts of invasive plants worldwide. This global analysis has been based on more than one thousand studies that in total describe the impacts of 135 invasive plant species. The lead author, Dr. Montserrat Vilà, a professor at the Spanish Higher Research Council (CSIC) adds: "This assessment would have been impossible to achieve ten years ago, because the evidence was anecdotal, it...

2008-09-17 15:00:20

Australian researchers said hardy eucalyptus trees exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide grow larger and use less water. University of Western Sydney researchers have been studying gum trees housed under giant climate-controlled tents to predict the impact of global warming on the Australian bush over the next century, the university said. The findings suggest eucalyptus trees will survive and perhaps even prosper in the new environment, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Wednesday....

2007-11-24 06:00:19

By Lieurance, Deah M DEAH M. LIEURANCE (USDA/ARS, Invasive Plant Research Laboratory, 3225 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314). Biomass allocation of the invasive tree Acacia auriculiformis and refoliation following hurricane-force winds. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 134: 389-397. 2007.- Allometric equations and biomass allocation were determined for the aboveground wood, branch, twig, and leaf components of the invasive tree Acacia auriculiformis in south Florida prior to and after a major...


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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...

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...

Socketwood, Daphnandra apatela
2014-02-10 07:49:28

Daphnandra apatela is a rainforest tree. The species is a member of the Atherospermataceae family. The plant may also be commonly known as the Socketwood, Light yellowwood or Canary socketwood. D. apatela is a medium to large sized tree. It has been known to exceed heights of 100 feet, with a trunk diameter of 30 inches. It has a dense crown due to its horizontal branches. It has rough grey bark with raised, corky bumps. The smaller branches of the tree are covered in downy hairs. Larger...

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