This silk satin handkerchief features the golden reds of Fagus leaves in a circular motif on a white background. Vases made from Blandfordia punicea flowers, hold various Tasmanian orchids together with many smaller plants, ferns and mosses from the Buttongrass plains of Tasmania. Deciduous and delicious.
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Nothofagus gunnii – Common names include Tanglefoot, Deciduous Beech or Fagus. It is the only native deciduous tree in Tasmania and the only cold climate winter-deciduous tree in Australia. The leaves of this highland delight turn gold and deep red in April/May, only in Tasmania. It is considered a paleo-endemic species to Tasmania as macrofossils have been discovered within Oligocene sediments both in Tasmania and Antarctica.
This handkerchief shows various Tasmanian orchids together with many smaller plants, ferns and mosses from the Buttongrass plains, illustrated at varying scales.
“These Fagus leaves were collected from a friend’s private Hobart garden, with permission.” Deborah Wace
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