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Get a cure from Cat’s whiskers?

  This month we look at a small woody shrub called Clerodendrum ternatum it is in the Lamiaceae family, the same family from which the herb mint comes so you’ll not be surprised that the leaves of this Clerondendrum also have a strong and most say unpleasant odour but are browsed by animals. The English […]

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Vachellia Tortilis

An Acacia by any other name? In 2011, at the International Botanical Congress in Australia, it was decided (based on new DNA evidence) to split the Acacia genus into several different genera, each of which are monophyletic. Since Australia has by far the most species in the old genus the name Acacia is now reserved […]

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