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Ok, so Eucalyptus pauciflora are pretty alright #FavEuc

What is your favourite eucalypt? The Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group are polling Australia’s Favourite Eucalypt, click here for more details.  What is your favourite eucalypt?  This intriguing question has spurred tea room discussion, blog campaigns and, of course, tweeting … Continue reading

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The Wattles

Genus: Acacia Family: Mimosaceae This time of year (late winter into early spring) is a great time to have eyes and a nose.  One of the main reasons for this, is because it is the flowering time for many Acacias.  … Continue reading

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Introducing… Thelymitra

A very “un-orchid like” orchid In my last blog, I introduced the concept of floral mimicry and left you with the tantalizing question: Who are the models and who are the mimics? I am pleased to introduce you to Thelymitra, … Continue reading

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Are you mimicking me?

Floral mimicry Flowers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. The vast diversity in floral morphology in the Angiosperms is intimately linked with plant-pollinator interactions (Aigner 2006). Plants exhibit these floral features to attract pollinators and maximise pollination; in … Continue reading

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Worchids ( Winter Orchids )

So the days are getting colder and the light is getting dimmer.  Many outdoor adventurers may be thinking ‘not much in flower’.  But take care along those walking tracks and always remember to look before you tread because chances are, … Continue reading

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It’s fungus time!

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It’s that time of year again and the fungi are out and about. So grab your camera, get a field guide and go for a fungal foray! A brief fungal introduction Firstly, fungi are not plants, they do not have … Continue reading

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It starts with a seed

Hopefully I will have some new research hitting this page soon(ish).  For now, some images from a recent field trip in central Victoria. A seed from Austrostipa scabra firmly embedded in the soil. And a seed still attached to the … Continue reading

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