By: Judy Evans
There are around 53 species in the genus Conospermum, most of which are endemic to south-western Western Australia. There are nine species in the eastern states. Conospermum belongs to the protea family (Proteaceae) and the plants are commonly known as smoke bush. In their natural...
By: Judy Evans
The Conostylis wildflower is native to Western Australia and is found only in the south west corner of that state. There are some 40 odd species. Some species have plants that are attached to each other by fleshy underground stems while in others the clumps...
By: Judy Evans
Cordylines Native to Australia Eight species of the genus Cordyline are found in Australasia. There are about 15 species overall with some occurring in the western Pacific and one in tropical America. The Cordyline are erect, evergreen shrubs. The scientific family to which they...
By: Judy Evans
The legume family of plants, Fabaceae, has many genera of which Brachysema was only one. Quite recently all members of Brachysema were transferred to Gastrolobium. For convenience, the species will be referred to as Brachysema here, rather than duplicating the terms Brachysema and Gastrolobium throughout...
Sexual reproduction in biology
By: PoolBoy
The development of a new organisms in sexual reproduction begins with two cells, one being a sperm cell and the other an egg cell. The egg cell provides the nutrients in the form of embryonic fluid for the organism, while the sperm cell is specifically...
The importance of the Galapagos Islands in explaining Darwin's theory of evolution
By: PoolBoy
Although Charles Darwin was the first to conceive the idea of natural selection and evolution, he was not the first to have thoughts and questions about the multitude of life. The earliest of philosophers had their thoughts on biological life surrounded by creationism and the...
Origin and development of animals
By: PoolBoy
The origin of all animals can be traced to the understanding of how a single celled organism, develops into a multiple celled organism. Using the simple concept that an environmental mutation of such an organism, when beneficial, will survive and eventually dominate over it predecessor...
The evolution of sharks
By: PoolBoy
It would be logical to argue that sharks have actually evolved to the point where they posses 7 distinct senses. Which makes one think about how perfect of an organism sharks must be. Sharks posses very unique sensory structures that would only be effective by...
By: Judy Evans
There are a number of hybrid cultivars in the Grevillea family. Mostly they fit into one of three groups, based on the type of flower they bear. Each group is based on a limited range of parent species. The three groups are: * the banksia...
By: Judy Evans
The Hovea genus belongs to the legume family of Fabaceae and to the pea-flower subfamily. There are 38 species in the Hovea genus, all endemic to Australia. There is a wide distribution of this plant through woodlands and open forests. The leaves are arranged in...

 

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