A Field Guide to Native Flora Used by Honeybees in Tasmania by Mark Leech

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Moschatum Plant Type Medium to large conical shaped tree (to 45 m) Vegetation Communities Rainforest, mixed forest, wet sclerophyll forest Flowers/other features Stalked flowers on underside of branches facing downwards; male flowers c. ; female flowers smaller; flowers white and scented; bark and leaves gives sarsaparilla-like smell and taste when crushed. 5–12 m) Vegetation Communities Variable from sea-level to 1000 m; coastal heathland, dry sclerophyll forest and woodland, wet sclerophyll forest Flowers © Hans and Annie Wapstra Bottlebrush-like spike of soft lemon yellow to golden flowers, spike 10 cm long by 4 cm wide.

Female flowers smaller; flowers white and scented; bark and leaves gives sarsaparilla-like smell and taste when crushed. 5–12 m) Vegetation Communities Variable from sea-level to 1000 m; coastal heathland, dry sclerophyll forest and woodland, wet sclerophyll forest Flowers © Hans and Annie Wapstra Bottlebrush-like spike of soft lemon yellow to golden flowers, spike 10 cm long by 4 cm wide. Floral Sequence J F M A M J J A S O N D NW N NE W SW SE Floral Data 38 Total Sites Total Hives Year Between Flowering Flowering Duration (months) Pollen Value (1-5) Honey Yield (kg/hive) 22 1472 1-2 1 1-2 0-20 39 40 39 Saw Banksia, Banksia serrata Plant Type Small tree (to 15 m) Vegetation Communities Coastal vegetation, restricted to the Rocky Cape– Sisters Hills area in northwest Tasmania Flowers Large spikes up to 20 cm long by 10 cm wide; pale yellow to golden flowers.

Globulus Plant Type Large tree (3 m in coastal areas, up to 90 m in wet forest) Vegetation Communities Dry sclerophyll forest and woodland, wet sclerophyll forest Flowers/other features Fruit solitary or in groups of 3; large white to pale yellow; characteristic large “warty” capsule.

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