Australian flora and fauna, gardening, biological sciences and related joys.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Central Coast Field Trip: the Crommelin Arboretum
Adjoining the Research Station where we stayed on the field trip is the Crommelin Arboretum, around 6 hectares of natural and cultivated native bushland, rainforest and wetland. It's a very peaceful place....
An old and well-established Xanthorrhoea species, with a flower spike and blackened trunk.
Eustrephus latifolius. Unusually for a climber, it's a monocot. Both the berries and tubers are edible.