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Page 1 - A few words about the flora of the islands of Torres Straits and the mainland about Somerset.
Page 4 - The beautiful orchids for which these islands used to be favoured are fast disappearing, at least from anywhere easy of approach from Thursday Island — such is the case with regard to the varieties of Dendrobium bigibbum, Lindl., which are the kinds most sought after.
Page 17 - ... eaten, as well as the extremities of the young shoots. A small grub lives at the roots of this tree, which is considered a particular delicacy. 51. Avicennia tomentosa. R. Bn. — Mangrove; grows along salt-water creeks and swamps, plentifully near the shores of the Gulf. The fruit is baked or steamed in hollows made in the ground, in which they make fires ; it is soaked and afterwards baked in the ashes. 52. Caladium macrorrhizon. Vent.