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Rosaceae "Acaena Novae-Zelandiae"

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Rosaceae Acaena Novae-Zelandiae — Bidgee Widgee.

Kulin: Murreyuke.

Royal Melbourne Botanical Gardens. March 2, 2008.

Photo Credit: Peter Wilson.

What's in a name?

that which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet.

Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1594.

The word "rosacea" originates in the late Nineteenth Century from the feminine Latin word "rosaceus" meaning "rose coloured."

The Rosaceae or rose family is a large family of plants, with about 3,000-4,000 species.

In colonial Melbourne traditional western foodstuffs were often in short supply.

Early settlers turned to many indigenous resources as substitutes.

Acaena was widely used as a substitute for tea.

See distrubution for Rosaceae Acaena Novae-Zelandiae at Australia's Virtual Herbarium.

Visit the Rosaceae Homepage at the University of Illinois.

Visit the Genome Database for Rosaceae at Washington State University.

List of the Rosaceae family plants.

Author: Gina Verginis.

Reviewed: Friday, 7 November 2008.

Further Information: Lavender is Toxic to Skin Cells : Rosaceae "Acaena Novae-Zelandiae" :


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