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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....

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...

Orites excelsus
2014-10-13 13:23:35

Orites excelsus is a species of rainforest tree. The species may also be referred to as the Prickly ash, the Mountain silky oak or the White beefwood. This tree is a member of the Proteaceae family. O. excelsus can be found in New South Wales and southeast Queensland. Orites excelsus will typically grow to approximately 100 feet tall. Its trunk is thick with grey or brown bark. Mature leaves...

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...

Banksia sphaerocarpa
2014-10-13 12:41:28

Banksia sphaerocarpa is a shrub or tree species. The species is also known as the Fox banksia or the Round fruit banksia. B. sphaerocarpa belongs to the Proteaceae family. The tree can be found throughout the southwest of Western Australia. B. sphaerocarpa typically grows between 3 and 7 feet tall. In the northern ranges with more dry and warmer climates the species will not grow as tall....

Banksia solandri
2014-10-13 12:37:45

Banksia solandri is a large shrub species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as the Stirling Range Banksia. It is a species of large shrub in the genus Banksia, from the Proteaceae family. B. solandri is a woody shrub that may be found growing as tall as 14 feet. The species produce large, broad serrated leaves and thickly fine-furred stems. B. solandri leaves usually measure around...

Banksia sessilis
2014-10-13 12:33:45

Banksia sessilis is a shrub or small tree species. The species may also be referred to as the Parrot bush. B. sessilis is a member of the Proteaceae family and is common throughout southwest Western Australia. The Banksia sessilis species grows up to 20 feet in height. The tree produces bluish or dark green leaves ranging in size and shape. Its leaves are typically prickly around its...

Banksia seminuda
2014-10-13 12:28:26

Banksia seminuda is commonly referred to as the River Banksia. It is a tree species in the genus Banksia, from the Proteaceae family. It is one of the tallest Banksia species. B. seminuda grows up to 65 feet high. It has a brown to grey trunk that is covered by hard grey bark. The species tends to grow in sheltered forest areas and has a straight, tall trunk. Flowering occurs between summer...

Banksia prionotes
2014-10-09 11:44:53

Banksia prionotes is a tree or shrub species. The species is also known as Acorn banksias or Orange banksia. B. prionotes belongs to the Proteaceae family and can be found growing naturally in Western Australia. B. prionotes may grow up to 30 feet in height. Stunted growth is seen when the plant is grown in more exposed areas or when it grows north of its typical range in warmer and more dry...

Banksia marginata
2014-10-09 11:35:34

Banksia marginata is a species of tree or woody shrub. The species may also commonly be referred to as the Silver Banksia. B. marginata is a member of the Proteaceae family. The trees are found commonly in southeastern Australia, specifically ranging from the Eyre Peninsula to north of Armidale and east and west throughout Tasmania and the islands of Bass Straight. Habitats of the Banksia...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.