Synonyms for ruscifolia or Related words with ruscifolia
Examples of "ruscifolia"
is a plant of the Coriariaceae family.
, also known as Million Hearts, is an epiphytic plant native to the Philippines.
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" is a deciduous shrub. It is poisonous except for the "fruit", which are actually petals.
" is very easily propagated from cuttings and will survive a wide range of treatment from a gardener.
The South American species "C.
" is an evergreen climber known as Deu or Huique, and its fruits are used in Southern Chile to make rat poison.
The larvae feed on "Coriaria" species, including "Coriaria thymifolia", "Coriaria angustissima" and "Coriaria
". They mine the leaves of their host plant.
Richardson's name is commemorated in the plant species names "Hibiscus richardsonii" and "Alyxia richardsonii" (now "A.
"), both of which were raised from seed collected by Richardson. He is also the collector of the type specimen of "Acacia calamifolia".
, commonly known as the Candle hakea, is a shrub of the genus "Hakea" native to an area in the Peel, Wheatbelt South West, Great Southern and the Goldfields-Esperance regions of Western Australia.
, commonly known as the chainfruit or prickly alyxia, is a shrub of high rainfall areas in eastern Australia. The natural range of distribution is from Wollongong in New South Wales to the Wet Tropics and further north to New Guinea.
In his landmark "Flora Australiensis" (1869), George Bentham argued that several previously described species were in fact a single species – "E. impressa", uniting "E. variabilis", a short red-flowered "E. campanulata", "E.
", which had narrow leaves and long flowers, the white-flowered "E. nivalis", and short white-flowered "E. ceraeflora". He re-classified as a separate species – "E. reclinata" – several plants that Allan Cunningham had collected in the Blue Mountains and classified as "E. impressa".
A number of specimens once described as separate species are now regarded as "Epacris impressa", with no recognised subspecies. Scottish botanist Robert Brown described "Epacris
" in his 1810 work "Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van Diemen" alongside "E. impressa". John Lindley described "Epacris tomentosa" from plant specimens collected during the third expedition of Thomas Mitchell in 1838. Upon encountering "Epacris impressa" on Mount William in the Grampians, Mitchell remarked that it was "A most beautiful downy-leaved Epacris with large, curved, purple flowers, allied to "E. grandiflora" but much handsomer". Dr Robert Graham described "Epacris ceriflora" (which he spelt "ceraeflora") from plants cultivated at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens in 1832. The seed had come from Tasmania, the resulting progeny flowering over April and May 1832. A year later, he described "E. nivalis", which he called an "exceedingly beautiful species", from specimens growing in Loddiges nursery. He also noted a form with long corollas that had been called "E. variabilis" that was in cultivation at the time, and noted it was difficult to describe the precise characteristics that distinguished "E. ceraeflora", "E. nivalis", "E. variabilis" and "E. impressa".
The vegetation of the Chaco varies from the east to the west, reflecting the changing nature of the soil. Eastern Chaco is noted for its park-like landscape of clustered trees and shrubs interspersed with tall, herbaceous savannahs. To the west, a wide transition zone grades into the espinal, a dry forest of spiny, thorny shrubs and low trees. Chaco's vegetation has adapted to grow in arid conditions, and is highly varied and exceedingly complex. One of the most impressive vegetation formations is called the "quebrachales", which consists of vast, low hardwood forests where various species of quebracho trees are dominant. The quebracho tree is economically important as a source of tannin and lumber. These forests cover extensive areas away from the rivers; nearer the rivers they occupy the higher, better-drained sites, giving rise to a landscape in which the forests appear as islands amid a sea of savannah grasses growing as high as a person on horseback. In the more arid western Chaco, thorn forests, the continuity of which is occasionally broken by palm groves, saline steppes, and savannas, created by fire or deforestation, are dominated by another quebracho tree that has a lower tannin content and is used most often for lumber. There is also a marked increase in the number and density of thorny species, among which the notorious vinal (Prosopis
) was declared a national plague in Argentina because of how its thorns, up to a foot in length, posed a livestock hazard in the agricultural lands it invaded.
More than five hundred different species of Australian native plants grow in the lowland tropical rainforests in the gorge area, including a wide diversity of species of trees, shrubs, vines, epiphytes and ferns. Some species abundant along the public walking tracks, often noticed and photographed by tourists, are as follows. The bright orange seasonally fruiting, small shrubs of chain fruits "Alyxia
" and hairy red pittosporum "Pittosporum rubiginosum" occur commonly along the tracks. Many vine species grow up to the canopy, including the well known and conspicuous wait-a-while or rattan palm–vines "Calamus australis" and more related spp.. Many epiphytes grow on the trees’ branches and trunks, including the often noticed ferns, the birds–nest ferns "Asplenium australasicum", basket ferns "Drynaria rigidula" and elkhorn ferns "Platycerium hillii"; large epiphyte and hemiepiphyte trees and shrubs, including commonly the many strangler figs "Ficus" spp., umbrella trees "Schefflera actinophylla" and the cape jitta "Fagraea berteroana". Locally abundant and conspicuous large trees include the Daintree penda "Lindsayomyrtus racemoides" with wet season purple new foliage growth, abundant cauliflorous trees that have flowers and fruits on the trunk, for example, the cluster figs species "Ficus" spp. and the yellow mahogany trees "Dysoxylum parasiticum". Further locally abundant species of trees include the Australian native nutmeg trees "Myristica globosa", the several lady apples or lilly pillies species "Syzygium" spp. and lining the Mossman River and the creeks’ banks the golden penda trees "Xanthostemon chrysanthus".
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