Overview of the Australian Santalum species
By: Judy Evans
The Australian santalum species The Santalum genus is part of the sandalwood family (Santalaceae). Members of the Santalum genus can be found in Southeast Asia, Australia and some Pacific islands. A number of these shrubs and trees are renowned for their aromatic wood and oils...
Overview of the Australian Wahlenbergia species
By: Judy Evans
Plants from the genus Wahlenbergia (family Campanulaceae [bellflower] family) are found throughout the temperate Southern Hemisphere. Australia has around 25 species of Wahlenbergia out of a total of some 200. The genus includes annuals and perennials both evergreen and deciduous. The flowers are generally some...
By: Judy Evans
The genus Westringia belongs in the mint family Lamiaceae. There are 25 species in the genus and all are endemic to Australia. They are shrubs with angled stems. The leaf arrangement is usually whorls of 3 to 5 small leaves. Westringias are suited to various...
Plant profiles: Australian saltbush
By: Judy Evans
There are over 300 species in the Atriplex genus which forms part of the goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae) family. Around 50 of the species are found in Australia. The plants are multi-branched and includes shrubs, annuals and perennials. The leaves are fleshy and may be covered with...
By: Judy Evans
The Angophora genus is part of the myrtle family Myrtaceae. It is endemic to eastern Australia. A characteristic feature of the 15 or so species are the separate sepals and petals enclosing the buds. Angophora is closely related to the Eucalyptus and Corymbia genera. Most...
Cryptozoology: Science or speculation
By: Opal Elaine Moyer
Cryptozoology is a legitimate science that explores the unknown. This is a science that looks into the existance of the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Yeti, Chupacabra and many other creatures that people make claims to having seen or encountered. The point of cryptozoology...
Introduction to the flora and fauna of Norway
By: Janet Sandford
The last great Ice Age ended only approximately 5,000 years ago and with a dramatic improvement in the climate, a wide variety of vegetation began to grow in Norway. The tree line rose by several hundred metres, and pines and beech forests covered three...
Plant profiles: Wild geranium
By: Yana Marinova
Geranium Maculatum or Wild Geranium is a perennial plant (living for more than two years), native to North America, mainly to the east parts of USA and Canada. Old Maid's Nightcap, as it is often referred to as, belongs to Kingdom Plantae, Division Magnoliophyta, Class...
Plant profiles: Carnivorous pitcher plant
By: Aliyeus J
Pitcher plants can be found in bogs and fens where nutrient concentrations in the soil is low, but water and sunshine are seasonally abundant. This is a rather bold practice, as most plants need to absorb nitrogen from soil, but carnivorous plants, such as the...
Domain archaea: Bacteria-like prokaryotes
By: Tami Port MS
Archaea are prokaryotes that differ from bacteria and eukaryotes enough to be assigned to their own taxonomic domain. Here is a brief introduction to Archaeans.Until the 1970s, these single-celled microbes were thought to be bacteria, belonging to the domain Eubacteria. But Archaeans are now...

 

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