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  • Glochidion ferdinandi

    Glochidion ferdinandi (glo-KID-ee-on fer-der-NAN-dee)

    Common Names: Cheese tree, button wood, water gum, pencil cedar, jow-war, lignum-vitae

    Derivation of the name:

    Glochidion: from Greek “glôchin” or “glôchis” projecting point: hence, barb of an arrow, referring to the toothed style of some species.

    ferdinandi: after Ferdinand Jakob Heinrich von Mueller (1825 – 1896). Mueller was the first Government Botanist of Victoria and held the post for 43 years from 1853 to1896.