Month: May 2020

Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Woollsia pungens  Common Name: Snow Wreath  Family: Epacridaceae Meaning: Woollsia: Named after Reverend William Woolls, a friend of botanist Ferdinand von Mueller.  pungens: From Latin, meaning sharp point, referring to the leaves. Habitat: Heath and dry, open forest on sandstone. Habit: Open shrub, usually 1m …

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Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Pittosporum revolutum Common Name: Rough Fruit Pittosporum Family: Pittosporaceae  Meaning: Pittosporum: Pittos from Greek meaning pitch referring to the resinous coating, sporum from Greek meaning seed, together referring to the seed which is covered in a sticky substance revolutum: From Latin meaning rolled backwards, …

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