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    common names-botanical names

    CONFOUND IT ALL!! I'm just sticking with botanical names from now on, mycology is confusing enough as it is Interesting subject though
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    What do yo uthink this lophophora is?

    Cacti flowers tend to very variable, the fact that they have NO pups whatsoever and considering the size [without pupping] I would say definately Lophophora williamsii Diffuse: Widely or loosely scattered or spreading. Spreading: Having a horizontally branching habit. L. diffusa is diffuse in it's growing pattern and will pup very readily from a small size I'm sticking with Lophophora williamsii the ribs are far too pronounced for me to think it was any other species Incedentally, what species did you purchase them as?
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    What do yo uthink this lophophora is?

    As we said in EBA forums Lophophora williamsii
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    EBA Reborn

    I get the same message as Torsten when I try to access the site Will keep trying till I give up haha
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    A few garden photos

    Could it be a T. peruvianus??
  6. Does anyone know what happened to EBA? Haven't been able to access the site for a few days now and was just wondering if anyone knew anything about this? Thanks Muchly
  7. What is the progress on this list? I am in the process of amending this list and researching the active constituents, plant locales, uses ect; anyone know what's happening with this, did it end up on wiki? Or did it all fall by the wayside? An interesting [but time consuming project], this information should be worked on for it is an important work for all Australian ethnobotanist communities, can someone please get back to me on this. Thanks
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    common names-botanical names

    hey thanks MORG, this should help me in my research a bit Interesting to note that one of the most talked about mushrooms happens to be introduced
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    common names-botanical names

    How annoying , thanks shroomytoonos I was mainly thinking of NSW if anyone knows?
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    "Mushroom growing made easy" DVD movie.

    That bit was a crack up!! and the fact that he's wearing ski goggles cracks me up too
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    TBM pics

    Any for sale?
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    Where can i get a portable walkin greenhouse?

    (N)= Nitrogen is great for growth, i;e with normal vascular plants the leaves will turn very green and grow extremely well the same applies for cacti (P)= Phosphorus is great for promoting root growth and helping in fortifying against plant disease (K)= Potassium is great for flowering and then seed production As I said it's usually good to have a balance of all 3, but it is also good to give a good dose of (N) at the start of the growing period. Native plants [mainly PROTEACEAE] are intolerant of, particulary (P), most native plants don't mind a little bit of (N), and Acacia spp. have Nitrogen fixing nodules on thier roots which actually feed surrounding plants . Always do your research before feeding any native plant with any of the above elements, generally they shouldnt need too much feeding if in the ground anyway [if any]. I always feed my cacti with either high N feed [example fish emulsion, worm poo juice] or a more balanced feed something like miracle grow isn't too bad and has a ratio of (N): 15.0% (P): 13.1% (K): 12.4% as you can see the balance is quite close, though some schools of thought choose to use ONLY organic plant food as gnomes who may consider going to be ingesting ect; may noy not want chemical contaminants within the substance, gnomes are funny like that ....and you probably shouldn't feed plants through the winter months as it can stress them, if you really want to just do it once in winter as opposed to the growing period [spring-summer] which would be more likely to be fortnightly [at HALF STRENGTH] applications. Anyway hope that helps a bit
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    "Mushroom growing made easy" DVD movie.

    Great little doco Mine was an mp4 download and was only 274MB download, but you need the new version of quicktime or similiar to play the dang thing as I found out the hard way
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    peruvianus I think

    Is it still there??? Or did one of you guys buy it? and is it really a T peruvianus? Leonotis too!!
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    How to take Acacia maidenii clones?

    Just plant seeds already! Much more reliable
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    Where can i get a portable walkin greenhouse?

    Iv'e never heard that, although it's usually better to just use a good balance of N, P and K for an all round feed PS: I've seen decent portable walk in hot houses for sale at bunnings You can always try building a small poly house from old tent poles and some plastic sheeting from the hardware [or variations on this theme], opaque white is usually the best option to cut down the UV rays a bit, see how you go, I recommend a hothouse or polyhouse any day
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    Sally Wattle and Prickly moses

    "Acacia melanoxylon, DMT in the bark and leaf" is the quote this one is quite common in the Blue Mountains of NSW [likes the cold, hence it being common in Tasmania], could be an interesting research point to find out more about the active constituents of this attractive species In NSW prickly moses is Acacia ulicifolia
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    Bushwalk (some pics)

    Are you positive they are Acacia obtusifolia ? and you've got Persoonia levis there and Acacia suaveolens these have the most amazing smelling flowers in winter lovely small shrub nice pics by the way
  19. Hi there, Will try and answer as many of your queries here as I can, will start by saying that Tea Trees are not Eucalypts they are a different genus [Leptospermum] but are infact in the same family MYRTACEAE. Eucalypts are Eucalyptus. As for the Dipodium puctatum not growing near the host species, well Eucalyptus spp. are known for their extensive root runs and for example a rare and vulnerable Eucalyptus camfeldii from the sydney region has been known to have extensive lignotubers up to a staggering 20m across! The symbitioc fungus would most probably be Mycorhizza, but will do a bit of research on this because this has got me interested, am fairly certain there is a common Mycorhizza associated with Eucalyptus sp. I'd say it is quite possible for them to grow in association with other types of Mycorhizza but will do some research on this too. I usually see Dipodium puctatum growing near Eucalyptus spp. and sometimes the close allies Angophora spp. & Corymbia spp. and sometimes not. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dipodium punctatum is a leafless saprophyte which although very desirable is not amenable to cultivation as it requires a certain fungus relationship [What is this mysterious fungus?] to live successfully & also (a "mycoparasitic" orchid) saprophyte: an organism deriving its nourishment from dead organic matter and usually lacking chlorophyll. cf. parasite. ah-ha! So this would explain why it feeds on Mycorhizza [just found this out] Hope this helps a bit And a note to prophet, I don't like to preach but you really shouldn't collect wild orchids from the bush as many of them are protected species and have been collected heavily which has put them in a vulnerable position