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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2011, 05:37:03 »

Hi Andy, hope the job comes through!  And thanks for more habitat pics again.  Can never get enough of them. 

Nev, Andy's oaks are of the northern hemisphere-based family that have acorns and they are the "real" oaks.  Our "she-oaks" (Casuarina) are from quite a different, southern hemisphere-based family.  I've no idea why they are called oaks when they have nothing at all to do with them.  Maybe it was one of those early colonial things when the local plants and animals were named after things from back in Europe?

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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2011, 07:06:48 »

Hi Paul, got to do with the medullary rays, like those in English oak, I think. Also same rays in Silky Oak (a Grevillea) and other Aussie 'oak' timber trees. Love those large Catopsis, looks like a female too with those 'big' capsules. Cheers, Pedro
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2011, 00:56:30 »

Aha!  Thanks Pedro, I hadn't made the connection.  Cheers, Paul
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