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King Fern Angiopteris evecta

Observer

elliefriends

Date

February 11, 2020 01:18 AM EST

Description

Plant had a basal arrangement. Each frond was over 3 meters long, and was pinnate you multiple levels. Leaflet margin was entire. Leaflets were oblong shaped with very short petioles. Leaflet midrib was distinctly raised, with many veins in either aide or midrib. Underside of leaflet was the same color as the top.

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Observer

elliefriends

Date

March 16, 2020 01:19 AM EDT

Description

Plant had a basal arrangement with compound leaves. Leaflets had an alternate arrangement. Leaflets were thin and long, without a stalk. Leaflets had an entire margin and longitudinally parallel venation. Base of petiole covered with spines. Curved spines also present on leaflets.

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Queensland Fan Palm Licuala ramsayi

Observer

elliefriends

Date

February 11, 2020 12:59 AM EST

Description

Leaves had a basal arraignment. Each leaf stalks grew to two meter long. Leaves were circular and pleated, and nearly a meter in diameter. Leaf margin was toothed. Leaves were glossy. Underside of leaves was the same color as the top.

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Spleenwort Genus Asplenium

Observer

elliefriends

Date

February 11, 2020 06:18 PM EST

Description

Plant was an epiphyte with long leaves. Each leaf was about 60cm long, with an entire margin. Midrib was distinctly raised and a dark brown color. Underside of the leaf was a similar color and texture as the top. Some leaf debris was caught at the base of the plant where it attached to its host tree.

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Simpleleaf Chastetree Vitex trifolia

Observer

elliefriends

Date

March 11, 2020 07:30 PM EDT

Description

Plant was a tree with compound leaves. Leaves had an opposite arrangement. Each leaf had three leaflets. The stalk of the middle leaflet was slightly longer than that of the two side leaflets. Leaves were lighter on underside. The midrib of the plant was slightly depressed. Plant had small purple flowers. Fruits were relatively circular.

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Fruit Salad Plant Monstera deliciosa

Observer

elliefriends

Date

March 14, 2020 09:49 PM EDT

Description

Plant was a shrub growing about 1 m tall. Leaves were simple, with an opposite arrangement. Leaves were very large. Leaf margin was broken in some places by large lobes. No stipules present. Underside of leaf lighter than top. Petiole wrapped around stalk where they met.

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Blue Flax-Lily Dianella caerulea

Observer

elliefriends

Date

February 8, 2020 12:53 AM EST

Description

Plant looked like a grass growing near a creek. Leaves had a basal arrangement. Leaves were long blades 30 or 40 cm tall, and about 2 cm wide. Lateral venation. Plant had an additional stalk that had small, round, purple fruits. Fruits were fleshy and looked indehiscent.

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Observer

elliefriends

Date

March 11, 2020 07:25 PM EDT

Description

Plant was a tree growing near the ocean. Leaves present and simple, with an opposite arrangement. Large green stipules present. Leaf underside was slightly lighter green color. Leaf margin was entire. Leaf shape was ovate. Leaves were wide. Petioles were short.

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Observer

elliefriends

Date

February 11, 2020 12:56 AM EST

Description

This short shrub was approximately 15cm high, and grew on the rainforest floor. Leaves were present, with a basal arrangement. Leaves were pinnate and leaflets had an opposite arrangement. Leaf had a complete margin and an elliptic shape. Petioles were very short. Leaf venation was parallel.

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What

Orange Citrus × aurantium

Observer

elliefriends

Date

March 15, 2020 01:27 AM EDT

Description

Plant was a tree with simple leaves. Leaves were arranged alternately. No stipules were present. Leaves had oil dots and were aromatic when broken. Underside of leaf was smooth, and slightly lighter green than top of leaf. Leaf margin was entire. Plant had a large, green, fleshy fruit.

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Pacific Rosewood Thespesia populneoides

Observer

elliefriends

Date

March 11, 2020 07:36 PM EDT

Description

Plant was a tree with simple leaves. Leaf arrangement was alternate. Stipulate scars were present. Leaf underside was about the same color as the leaf. Leaf margin was entire. Leaf was heart shaped. Leaf had a central midrib, as well as four additional minor lateral veins, all of which were a distinctly lighter color than the rest of the leaf.

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Caper Gull Cepora perimale

Observer

elliefriends

Date

March 12, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

Description

Butterfly was observed on this small flower. Wingspan less than 10cm. Wingtips were black. With white markings, wings were mostly white. Body was fuzzy and white, with long antennae.

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North Queensland Day Moth Alcides metaurus

Observer

elliefriends

Date

March 13, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

Description

Animal was a moth observed in the afternoon. Animal was observed to have a furry, black body, with four wings. Front wings were black, with a wide orange band close to the body and a smaller white band closer to wingtips. Back wings had a large orange band. The edges of all four wings had a thin white boarder.

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What

Giant Golden Orbweaver Nephila pilipes

Observer

elliefriends

Date

March 13, 2020 03:07 PM AEST

Description

Large 8-10 cm spider. Slightly triangular shaped body, with yellow rings around legs, sitting in the center of a large web.

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Australian Green Tree Frog Ranoidea caerulea

Observer

elliefriends

Date

March 12, 2020 08:43 PM AEST

Description

Green tree frog with light-colored chin and very dark round eyes.

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Scrambling Clerodendrum Volkameria inermis

Observer

elliefriends

Date

Missing Date

Description

Plant was a climber. Leaves were simple and opposite. Margie was entire. Midrib slightly depressed. Leaves had between 5 and 7 inter marginal veins. Petiole was short, and slightly brown. Leaf underside was lighter than the top. Stem was squarish. Flowers were white, with five petals each. Each flower had a long tube at the base, between 2 and 3 cm. Flower had 4 purple-colored stamen that were very long. Flower buds were purple.

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Rosary Pea Abrus precatorius

Observer

elliefriends

Date

Missing Date

Description

Observed plant was a climber. Leaves alternate and complex, with a 12-15 leaflets per leaf. Leaflets were alternate and oblong=shaped. Underside of leaf was not significantly darker than top of leaf. Leaves are sweet and bitter when chewed. Fruits were small and red, with a black dot at the center. Fruits were enclosed in a crispy brown husk.

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Golden Orchid Dendrobium discolor

Observer

elliefriends

Date

Missing Date

Description

This plant was about 1 meter tall. Leaves present and alternate. Leaf venation was longitudinally parallel. Petioles absent, or very short. Pseudo bulb swollen near base. Plant was not in flower.

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Orange Mangrove Bruguiera gymnorrhiza

Observer

elliefriends

Date

Missing Date

Description

Plant was a mangrove tree growing in shallow saltwater. Roots were knobby. Leaves were simple and alternate. Leaves displayed an entire margin, and were thick. The underside of the leaf was just a little lighter than the top. Fruit was red and solitary, with lots of little legs.

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Beach Sheoak Casuarina equisetifolia

Observer

elliefriends

Date

Missing Date

Description

Plant was a tree growing on the coast. Leaves presented as very small scales around a green stem. Tree had many small, droopy stems that visibly resemble long pine needles. Branches were spikey. The tree displayed a fruit that was a green rounded cone.

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Myrtle Mangrove Osbornia octodonta

Observer

elliefriends

Date

Missing Date

Description

a. Mangrove tree with stilted roots in the water. Leaves simple with a complete margin. Arrangement was opposite. Petioles were very short, and red. Leaves were fragrant and displayed oil dots. Flowers were small, white and symmetrical.

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What

Boyd's Forest Dragon Lophosaurus boydii

Observer

elliefriends

Date

February 11, 2020 04:28 PM AEST

Description

Saw this dragon hanging out on a tree. I think he was sleeping before we arrived.

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Observer

elliefriends

Date

February 11, 2020

Description

Plant was a vine growing up the side of a tree in the rainforest understory. Leaves were simple and alternate. Both the plant stalk and petiole were tinged red. Stipules present. Leaf showed multiple veins, but not margin veins. Leaf had an entire margin and came to a point at the end. Leaf underside was significantly lighter than top of the leaf. These leaves appeared to be young, and not fully developed to typical shape.

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Observer

elliefriends

Date

February 11, 2020

Description

Plant was a liana growing up with multiple stems. Leaves were simple and alternate, with long stipules. Leaves showed lateral venation, and were very long. Stipule scars were present. Underside of the leaves was lighter than the tops.

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Observer

elliefriends

Date

February 11, 2020

Description

Plant was between 1 and 3 meters tall, in the rainforest understory. Leaves are simple and alternate with a long, channeled petiole. Leaf had an entire margin. No stipule observed. Leaf venation is lateral. Leaf undersides a lighter green than leaf tops and soft. Fruit present. Fruits were simple, small, and a bright red color.

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