Monday, September 23, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

Giblin River Stromatolites

A rare colony of freshwater stromatolites in karstic wetlands of Giblin River. Stromatolites have developed on the karstic spring mounds. Location, GPS coordinates: 42.9445 S 145.7510...

The Temple Fig

Giant white fig (Ficus virens) which has a circumference of 19 m and is 36 m tall. If measured at the height of 1.4...

Bundera Sinkhole

Some 70 m deep, flooded sinkhole with anchialine ecosystem - e.g. the groundwater in this cave is connected to the sea, while at the...

Shining Gum in O’Shannassy catchment

The tallest knonw representative of its species - 85 m tall shining gum (Eucalyptus nitens) in Yarra Ranges National Park. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.6222 S 145.8394...

Stewart’s Tree

The tallest known karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) is the 85 m tall Stewart's Tree or Stewart Karri. There are frequently found specimens of this species...

Boreas – the tallest Eucalyptus obliqua

The highest Australian oak (Eucalyptus obliqua L'Hér.). 88 m high, girth 11 m, volume 193 m3. Location, GPS coordinates: 42.7966 S 146.6902 E Categories: Trees Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia...

Alpine Ash in Florentine Valley

The highest alpine ash (Eucalyptus delegatensis R.T.Baker). Height 87.9 m, girth 9.6 m, volume 161 m3. Name in forestry databases - TT 79. Location,...

Darejo – Errinundra Gum of Result Creek

Largest tree in species (Eucalyptus denticulata I.O.Cook & Ladiges), circumference 14.4 m, height 62 m. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.2470 S 148.7933 E Categories: Trees Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and...

Blackbutt “Benaroon”

The stoutest blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis Sm.). 60 m high, girth 15.1 m. Location, GPS coordinates: 31.6882 S 152.6823 E Categories: Trees Values: Biology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia, New...

Historic Herbig Tree

River red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh.) of unusual cone form, circumference 15.28 m, height just 14.0 m. The enormous hollow in the tree was...