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photos of tasmanian trees and other woody plants

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during two recent trips to tasmania, i had the opportunity to discover the beauty of the island and its amazing wildlife. while the australian and tasmanian fauna generally receives much attention, the plant life here is not less extraordinary.

panorama: pencil pine (athrotaxis cupressoides) at the labyrinth, pine valley, tasmania

with this post, i’m using the opportunity to briefly introduce some trees and other woody plant species i encountered on the island. while some of these species also occur in a wider range in australia, some others represent the species’ last/only occurrence in the world, and a few of them date back to the supercontinent gondwana and a time before even the age of dinosaurs. tragically, most of these old species are very vulnerable to bushfires, and a large area was struck by widespread bushfires in january 2016.

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tiny planet: the conservatory, royal tasmanian botanical gardens [panorama]

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here’s a “tiny plot” render of a photosphere (android’s take on 360 degree panoramas) recorded in the conservatory at the royal tasmaian botanical gardens, hobart:

the conservatory, royal tasmanian botanical gardens (panorama)