The images on this page were taken in and near Royal National Park and Heathcote National Park, south of Sydney in August 2002, about 8 months after the Black Christmas bushfires (2001/2). The photographs have been selected to illustrate adaptations of Australian flora to bushfires.
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Eucalypt trees showing regeneration
due to the growth of dormant
(or epicormic) shoots
Compare the trees
above with ones
New growth from
on a banksia and
Thick woody seed pods of the
hakea open after the heat
of the bushfire
To find out more about the adaptations of Australian native flora to fire, explore the following links
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Last Update: Monday, 30-Apr-2012 14:53:21 AEST