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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Camphorwood Cinnamomum oliveri
2014-02-10 07:20:22

Cinnamomum oliveri is a tree species commonly growing in rainforest habitats. The species can be found along the areas of Australia’s eastern coast, specifically from coastal New South Wales to the northern tip, Cape York Peninsula and down south in the rainforest behind Seven Mile Beach. It prefers warm, temperate areas and grows best in sedimentary soils. C. oliveri belongs to the...

Southern Sassafras Atherosperma moschatum
2014-02-07 08:18:39

Atherosperma moschatum is an evergreen tree species. The plant comes from the Atherospermataceae Family. A. moschatum may also be commonly referred to as the Southern sassafras or Blackheart sassafras. A. moschatum is a small to medium sized evergreen. It grows anywhere from 20 to 82 feet tall, although it has been known to reach heights exceeding 120 feet. Its bark is a grey to light brown...

Queensland Bottle Tree Brachychiton rupestris
2009-04-28 14:15:07

Brachychiton rupestris or the Queensland Bottle Tree is a member of the Malvaceae family, although it was originally classified in the Sterculiaceae family. This deciduous tree is indigenous to Queensland, Australia and is best known for its distended swollen trunk shaped like a bottle which allows it to thrive in drought conditions, a variety of soil conditions and temperatures. Growing up...

Kurrajong Brachychiton populneus
2009-04-28 14:05:34

The Kurrajong (Brachychiton populneus) is native to Australia. This small to medium sized tree can be found in a variety of climates from the wetter coastal regions to drier more arid interior regions of Australia. It wide trunk stores significant amounts of water for survival in the drier habitats. Flowers are varied shades of pink with a tubular shape. The leaves of the Brachychiton...

Illawara Flame Tree Brachychiton acerifolius
2009-04-28 13:43:42

The Illawara Flame Tree (Brachychiton acerifolius) also generally called a Kurrajong is a large tree indigenous to the eastern coast of Australia in the subtropical areas. Best known for its crimson tubular flowers that when leafless, covers the entire tree. In its natural habitat, the tree can reach heights of 131 feet. Famed for its beauty and because it is tolerant of moderate climates...

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