Epacris lanuginosa

Epacris lanuginosa known as woolly-style heath or swamp heath, is a riparian angiosperm. Its conservation status is listed as ‘Not threatened’; the heath is a slender erect shrub that grows to a height of 60–90 cm or 90–120 cm, depending on its location. It is branched near the base, with crowded, spreading leaves that are narrowly linear-lanceolate to lanceolate in shape, 5-13mm long and 0.6-3mm wide. Its leaves are smooth, flat or concave, with the mid-vein upturned towards the apex beneath and obscure venation; the leaves have are sharp point at the tip with a leathery feel. The woolly heath flowers from late winter to early summer; when in bloom, small white flowers forming in dense terminal clusters along the upper 10 cm or more of branches. With 13-30 bracts and lanceolate sepals about 4.5-7.5mm long both brown with a papery texture. The corolla is white and tubular to narrowly bell shaped 4.5-8mm long, equal to or longer than the calyx, with tiny white hairs internally, the petal lobes 2.7–4 mm long, obtuse.

Its fruit is a papery capsule. When the lower capsule on the stem has opened the capsules higher on the stem are ready to collect. Germination of the seed takes place under dark conditions and using heat shock combined with smoke and water treatments. Common in southeast Australia Epacris lanuginosa is natively found in few parts of NSW, Victoria across the south from predominately in, it is found in evenly distributed across Tasmania, including all the islands that surround the state. It is abundant from sea-level to 1000m. In wet scrub and in healthy forests, on poorly drained peaty soils that are moist and waterlogged. Epacris lanuginosa is susceptible to the exotic fungal rot root disease Phytophthora cinnamomi, it is a water mould pathogen that can cause disease and death by impairing the plants physiological and biochemical functions where the roots are the primary site of infection. Although there is a threat abatement plan in place for the reduction of the pathogen, it has only been implemented and the heath is still vulnerable to contracting the disease

The Amazing Race: China Rush 3

The Amazing Race: China Rush 3 is a Chinese reality television series based on the American reality TV series, The Amazing Race. The third season features 11 teams of two, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race across 11 cities in China, to win a trip around the world; the Chinese TV network International Channel Shanghai aired the season in English and Dragon TV aired the season in Chinese. Trainers Liu Weiwei & Lei Sheng were the winners of the Race becoming the first Chinese team in the history of the show to win; the Express Pass, awarded to the team who finishes first on the first leg, was introduced in this season. This item allowed the holders to skip a certain task of their choosing before Leg 8; this season of the Race featured an elimination at the Starting Line, first seen in the 15th American Season. Teams made a visit to Taiwan, making it the first time the show left Mainland China. Filming for this season began on April 1, 2012 and ended on April 28, 2012. Applications were accepted from December 1, 2011 with open auditions taking place in Shanghai in early January.

Open auditions ended early February with applicants receiving notification if they were successful on Feb 15th. Contestants included Xiao Xiao Bang, who were finalists on China's Got Talent; the following teams participated with their relationships at the time of filming. Note this table does not reflect all content broadcast on television due to inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order. A red team placement means. A green ƒ indicates. A purple ε indicates. An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg and had to perform a Speed Bump during the next leg of the Race. A yellow > indicates. A brown ⊃ means. Matching coloured symbols indicate teams who worked together during part of the Leg as a result of an Intersection; the prize for each leg is awarded to the first place team for that leg. Leg 1 – The Express Pass and two round-trip tickets to Bali, Indonesia. Leg 2 – Two round-trip tickets to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Leg 3 – Two round-trip tickets to Seoul, South Korea. Leg 4 – Two round-trip tickets to Boracay, Philippines. Leg 5 – Two round-trip tickets to Phuket, Thailand. Leg 6 – Two round-trip tickets to Brunei and a two-night stay at the Dalian Hilton Hotel. Leg 7 – Two round-trip tickets to Mauritius and a two-night stay at the Beijing Hilton Hotel. Leg 8 – Two round-trip tickets to Uluru, Australia and a two-night stay at the Guangzhou, Baiyun Hilton Hotel Leg 9 – A 6-day cruise on Costa Cruises Victoria cruiseliner departing from Shanghai to the Jiju Island, South Korea to Fukuoka, Japan and a two-night stay at the Nanjing Hilton Hotel. Leg 10 – Two round-trip tickets to Phuket, Thailand and a two-night stay at the Chongqing Hilton Hotel. Leg 11 – Two round-trip tickets to Guam, a two-night stay at the Osaka, Japan Hilton Hotel. Leg 12 – A trip around the world. Airdates: August 26, 2012. Once the swing was installed, they would receive their next clue. Additional tasksAt the Starting Line, teams were required to search through hundreds of flags and find the flag with the ancient hanzi meaning "One".

The first five teams to complete the task were given tickets to the first of two buses which would take them Yangcheng, known to the home of the hanzi dictionary. The next five teams were given tickets to the second bus; the last team without the correct flag was eliminated. Once teams had arrived at Yangcheng, near the entrance of Huangcheng, the House of the Chancellor, they were required to search the area for their first clue, they had to make their way to the rooftop of the House of the Chancellor. By following the path indicated by the chancellors maidens and their lanterns, teams encountered an incomplete dragon and were required to search the grounds for the missing piece and bring it back to the incomplete dragon. After placing the missing piece in the proper place they were rewarded with their next clue. At Shangzhuang Village, teams had to take part in a Han Boat folk dance whilst wearing the traditional costumes, which included a decorated boat, they had to make their way along the riverbed to find the village magistrate to receive their next clue.

Airdates: September 2, 2012. In the first Detour of the Race, teams had to choose between Slog It. In Log It, teams had to make their way by taxi to the Zhuangsen Village forest and find the general farm, they ha