Australian Flora

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Xanthorrhoea plant overlooks views from Somerset Trail lookout, D'Aguilar Range.. The "grass tree" is endemic to Australia
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Xanthorrhoea plant overlooks views from Somerset Trail lookout, D'Aguilar Range.. The "grass tree" is endemic to Australia

Julie Nettleton  XANTHORRHOEA SP. Grass tree with Rainbow Lorikeet. ESBS. Oil on linen

Julie Nettleton XANTHORRHOEA SP. Grass tree with Rainbow Lorikeet. ESBS. Oil on linen

Australian wattle. Our national floral emblem.

Australian wattle. Our national floral emblem.

Eucalyptus pilularis, Blackbutt, native to SE Australia is a half bark - it has rough, fibrous bark on the lower trunk with the upper trunk and branches being smooth and whitish to yellow. It's one of Australia's most important hardwood, popular for high quality of timber, easy regeneration & quick growth. The timber was used in the flooring of Parliament House, Canberra. It is also a koala food tree - do you see the koala?!

Eucalyptus pilularis, Blackbutt, native to SE Australia is a half bark - it has rough, fibrous bark on the lower trunk with the upper trunk and branches being smooth and whitish to yellow. It's one of Australia's most important hardwood, popular for high quality of timber, easy regeneration & quick growth. The timber was used in the flooring of Parliament House, Canberra. It is also a koala food tree - do you see the koala?!

Mace is the red lacey aril which covers the nutmeg seed.  Fruit of the Australian native nutmeg tree, Myristica globosa, is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices, obtained from different parts of the plant. Mossman Gorge, No. Qld.

Mace is the red lacey aril which covers the nutmeg seed. Fruit of the Australian native nutmeg tree, Myristica globosa, is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices, obtained from different parts of the plant. Mossman Gorge, No. Qld.

Hairy Red Pittosporum (Pittosporum rubiginosum). One of Mother Nature's lovely work of art: vibrant, smooth, organically symmetric(?) Is there such a term?! How would you describe Hairy Red in 4 words or less?! This beauty was found in Cape Tribulation Qld. It's endemic to Queensland, occurring in Cape York and No. Qld. Per Wikipedia the genus is probably Gondwanan in origin. Also known as cheesewoods.

Hairy Red Pittosporum (Pittosporum rubiginosum). One of Mother Nature's lovely work of art: vibrant, smooth, organically symmetric(?) Is there such a term?! How would you describe Hairy Red in 4 words or less?! This beauty was found in Cape Tribulation Qld. It's endemic to Queensland, occurring in Cape York and No. Qld. Per Wikipedia the genus is probably Gondwanan in origin. Also known as cheesewoods.

Tiny and delicate, the Violet fringed lily, (Thysanotus multiflorus), endemic to south-west Australia, have 3 petals, each decorated with fringed edges. This lovely was "captured" in the Glasshouse Mountains, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

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Tiny and delicate, the Violet fringed lily, (Thysanotus multiflorus), endemic to south-west Australia, have 3 petals, each decorated with fringed edges. This lovely was "captured" in the Glasshouse Mountains, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

Cone of the Bunya pine (Araucaria bidwillii), the last surviving species of the Section Bunya of the genus Araucaria. It was widespread during the Mesozoic.Fossils of Bunya are found in South America and Europe. Cones are 20–35 cm - size of footballs. This one, ~20 cm lay by a trail in Maleny. The tree bears a crop only after 100 years old, then crops once every 2 or 3 years. Traditional food of the Aboriginal People, the nuts are eaten raw or roasted.

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Cone of the Bunya pine (Araucaria bidwillii), the last surviving species of the Section Bunya of the genus Araucaria. It was widespread during the Mesozoic.Fossils of Bunya are found in South America and Europe. Cones are 20–35 cm - size of footballs. This one, ~20 cm lay by a trail in Maleny. The tree bears a crop only after 100 years old, then crops once every 2 or 3 years. Traditional food of the Aboriginal People, the nuts are eaten raw or roasted.