Australia, January - February 2006
Collection trip: Commonwealth of AustraliaDate collected:January 2006 to February 2006
Significant collections included rare Solanums such as S. papaverifolium, S. dissectum, and S. spirale as well as beautiful and mysterious species such as S. elachophyllum, S. gympiense, S. acanthodapis, and S. stupefactum. In addition to fascinating Solanums, cockatoos, bower birds, cat birds, lyre birds, water dragons, wallabies, kangaroos, and flying foxes were observed. Leeches also made their appearance on a trip to Bartle Frere, Queensland’s highest mountain, but a collection of S. macoorai in full fruit made it all worth it.