|Green Tree Frog, Karumba, Queensland.|
The green colour is based on reflected blue light from specially shaped cells (more on that here)
passing through an overlay of yellow pigment - the yellow pigment was stripped off by the preservative.
|Undertaker Orchid, Brisbane Ranges NP, Victoria.|
This common name derives from the same phenomenon as the scientific Pyrorchis nigricans.
|Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroos Dendrolagus lumholtzi, Yungaburra, Queensland.|
The 19th century German naturalist and collector, Salomon Mueller, coined the genus name
Dendrolagus, meaning 'tree hare'.
|Cattle Egrets Ardea ibis, Nowra, New South Wales.|
|Xanthosia pilosa, Bundanoon, New South Wales.|
|Coachwood Ceratopetalum apetalum, Morton NP, New South Wales.|
|Lechenaultia biloba, Yandin Hill Lookout, Western Australia.|
A magnificent tribute to Leschenault, and we honour him as intended in the vernacular names -
in this case simply Blue Leschenaultia.
|Brachy(s)come nivalis, Namadgi NP, above Canberra.|
|Green Rosella Platycercus caledonicus, Ben Lomond NP, Tasmania.|
This species is restricted to Tasmania, but somehow the specimen label read 'Nova Caledonia' (ie New Caledonia).