Following on from the article on Cockspur Thorn (Maclura cochinchinensis) in the July 2015 edition, we continue the thorny theme with another prickly customer, Barbed-wire Vine or Smilax (Smilax australis). … Continue reading Smilax: Friend or Foe?
Australian mistletoes have long been considered an underdog of the botanical world, probably similar to grasses, sedges, and dare we say bryophytes (ie. mosses, liverworts and hornworts). No one ever … Continue reading Mistletoes: Hanging on despite an unwarranted reputation
In recent years, the introduction of the exotic Asian Melastome (Melastoma candidum) has been a source of concern as it is similar in appearance and often confused with the native … Continue reading Native Blue Tongue vs Exotic Asian Melastome
You could easily be excused for thinking these curtains of vines hanging o this large White Fig (Ficus virens) is the common Monkey Rope Vine (Parsonsia straminea). However what you’re … Continue reading Curtains of Richmond Birdwing Vines