|Dodonaea boroniifolia, Tallong, New South Wales.|
The papery winged fruits were reminiscent of those of hops, and early European settlers in Australia used
them in brewing. The results were not so impressive as to justify their continued use.
|Some of the capsules, including this D. lobulata, Whyalla Conservation Park, South Australia,|
are quite striking.
|The flowers on the other hand tend to be small and inconspicuous, wind-pollinated|
and with separate male and female plants.
D. viscosa, Gawler Ranges NP, South America.
|Desert Oaks Allocasuarina decaisneana, central Australia.|
Chambers Pillar, above:
Uluru at sunset, below.
|Libertia chilensis (above and below), Laguna Verde near Lago Llanquihue, southern Chile.|
(For reasons that evade me I can't find any pics I've taken of the local species, an
omission I must rectify this spring.)