Social Studies 1051 Flashcards
Who wrote the first brief information about Australian plants?
Who gave the first detailed description about Australia’s flora?
Sir Joseph Banks
Who named and organised many plants growing in Australia?
flowering plants or trees
cone-bearing plants or trees
Scientists classify plants into…
families, genera, and species
Eucalypts only grow naturally in which country?
The nickname “gum tree” comes from the molasses-like substance called…
Who was the first person to use the term “gum tree” for eucalypts?
The Latin word eucalyptus means…
The flower-cups of eucalyptus buds harden into woody capsules known as…
The giant eucalypts produced in the coastal forests are the _________ _________ trees in the world.
Which species of gumtree is the most majestic?
The mountain ashes of Victoria and Tasmania
What is the world’s tallest known flowering plant?
the mountain ash
How tall is the tallest tree in Australia?