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Inger Rowe

Leea indica
bandicoot berry

2019, watercolour on paper
57 x 75.5 cm

Collected 1770: Endeavour River

Observed 2019: Daintree

The artist has captured the plant’s erect open form and soft wood, featuring a vibrant display of the ‘quilted’ green leaves with their conspicuous veins and serrated margins. The cluster of purple black berries provides a balancing contrast. The berries are eaten by the wompoo fruit dove (Ptilinopus magnificus).

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