Growing Joy

New shoots in the collection

Bronwen Scott
2 min readMay 9, 2023

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Sauropus seedlings. I grow them in the shade, but broughtt them into the sun for the photo. © Bronwen Scott

Some weeks ago, I collected fruit from my Atherton Sauropus aka Pumpkin Fruit (Breynia macrantha) and extracted the seeds. Half of the haul went to my friends at a botanic garden for their rare plants collection and the other half remained here. Of the eight seeds I retained, seven germinated. One died — these things happen — but the other six are looking good. I am still keeping an eye out for…

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Bronwen Scott

Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: bronwenscott.com