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

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Hans and Annie Wapstra Floral Sequence J F M A M J J A S O N D NW N NE W SW SE Floral Data 60 Total Sites Total Hives Year Between Flowering 1 25 4 61 Flowering Duration (months) Pollen Value (1-5) Honey Yield (kg/hive) 2 5 0 62 61 White Top/Gumtopped Stringybark, Eucalyptus delegatensis subsp. tasmaniensis Plant Type Large tree (20–90 m) Vegetation Communities Wet and dry sclerophyll forest, generally at higher elevations Flowers/other features Fruit in groups of 7–15; persistent bark on base, deciduous on upper trunk; “seedlings” red-stemmed with leaves blue/green and almost circular.

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.

Floral Sequence J F M A M J J A S O N D NW N NE W SW SE Floral Data Total Sites Total Hives Year Between Flowering 10 585 - 51 50 Flowering Duration (months) Pollen Value (1-5) Honey Yield (kg/hive) 2 2 0 52 51 Mountain Clematis, Clematis aristata Plant Type Woody climber (to 15 m) Vegetation Communities Mainly wet sclerophyll forest and canopy gaps and edges of rainforest and mixed forest, occasional in drier forests Flowers © Hans and Annie Wapstra Creamy white star-shaped flowers, c. , with 4–7 long narrow segments.

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