Scientific names go further than just allowing us to easily talk about trees on the same level they can also go as far as to describe more about the tree or plant like where it originates from, what habitat it lives in or a particular feature about the plant and some are even named to… Read more »
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Binomial nomenclature is the formal naming system for living things that all scientists use from plants to animals, fungi and bacteria. The scientific name of living things uses latin and therefore ensures that plants or trees for example are easily identifiable worldwide with the use of one common language.
Baeckea is a genus of flowering plants in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. There are about 75 species, of which 70 are endemic to Australia; the others are distributed in New Caledonia and Southeast Asia. This Baeckea frutescens was on display at the Bonsai Clubs International Convention, Guangzhou, China.
Camellia are another stunning flowering tree or shrub which make for an interesting bonsai for those who like flowering species. One of the most commonly used is Camellia japonica, however there are over 200 species of Camellia so a wide range to choose from.