Monthly Archives: August 2012

Trimenia – A living botanical dinosaur

The primitiveness of plants is a man-made concept – a way to ‘organize’ the world. Nevertheless, if a concept that a plant is primitive inspires one to appreciate the uniqueness of a species, the concept of primitiveness has done what … Continue reading

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A film to remember – the bordered filmy fern, Hymenophyllum marginatum

Botanists like myself delight in simple pleasures, and seeing a plant that I have been wanting to see for quite a long time is one such simple pleasure. Tasmania has 8 species of filmy ferns, and 6 of these hail … Continue reading

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