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Flora of the Hunter Region: Endemic Trees and Larger ShrubsArtist/Author: Bell, Stephen, Christine Rockley, Anne Llewellyn
A botanical identification guide which combines art and science to describe the 54 endemic trees and large shrubs of the Hunter region.
The Hunter Region, between the Hawkesbury and Manning rivers in eastern New South Wales, hosts a rich diversity of vegetation, with many species found nowhere else. Spanning an area from the coast to the tablelands and slopes, its rainforests, wet and dry sclerophyll forests, woodlands, heathlands, grasslands and swamps are known for their beauty and ecological significance.
Flora of the Hunter Region describes 54 endemic trees and large shrubs, combining art and science in a manner rarely seen in botanical identification guides. Species accounts provide information on distribution, habitat, flowering, key diagnostic features and conservation status, along with complete taxonomic descriptions. Each account includes stunning botanical illustrations produced by graduates of the University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Natural History Illustration program. The illustrations depict key diagnostic features and allow complete identification of each species.
This publication will be a valuable resource for those interested in the plants of the region, including researchers, environmental consultants, horticulturalists and gardeners, bush walkers, herbaria, and others involved in land management.
Lichens of Rainforest in Tasmania and South-Eastern AustraliaArtist/Author: Kantvilas, G. & S.J. Jarman
The cool temperate rainforests of the Southern Hemisphere are noteworthy for the remarkable diversity and luxuriance of their lichen floras, and Tasmania is endowed with a rich and complex array of lichen species.
This book provides an insight into this realm of beautiful & unusual plants, frequently loverlooked but so rich in colour and form. Only the most conspicuous species, termed macrolichens, are dealt with here. More than 200 species have been recorded in Tasmania’s rainforest, and 127 are illustrated in this volume. Many also occur in the cool temperate rainforests of south-eastern Australia or New Zealand.
The book, beautifully illustrated in colour, provides introductory chapters on the nature of lichens, the composition of the lichen flora in Tasmania and the distribution and ecology of lichens in rainforests. With some experience and familiarity, many of the macrolichen species can be identified with the naked eye or with the aid of a hand lens. The photographic section should thus provide a ready introduction for the amateur naturalist, botanist or bushwalker. For the more determined user, or specialist, an identification key, accompanied by a glossary of technical terms, is also provided.
Tasmanian Lichens: Identification, Distribution and Conservation Status: I. ParmeliaceaeArtist/Author: Kantvilas, G., S.J. Jarman & J.A. Elix
This volume is the first in a series that collates the available floristic, distributional and ecological data on the Tasmanian lichen flora. It deals with the family Parmeliaceae, the most diverse family of Tasmanian lichens, which accounts for more than 15% of the total lichen flora and a very significant proportion of the macrolichens. It is proposed to deal with other families and genera as resources become available.
The work presented provides background information on the Parmeliaceae; an authoritative, strictly specimen-based census of the family in Tasmania; identification keys to genera and species; diagnostic descriptive notes on the recognition of each species, its habitat and chemical composition; summaries of global distribution; maps of the known Tasmanian distribution of each species; assigned or provisional conservation status categories; and a list of names of Parmeliaceae previously recorded but not currently accepted for Tasmania. It is noteworthy that of the 148 taxa recorded here for Tasmania, 37 are new species or new records not included in the previous comprehensive treatment of the family presented in 1994
Australian Forest Woods: Characteristics, Uses and IdentificationArtist/Author: Lake, Morris
A comprehensive guide to 130 of the most significant Australian forest trees and their wood.
Australian Forest Woods describes about 130 of the most significant Australian forest trees and their wood. The introductory sections introduce the reader to the uniqueness and usefulness of forest trees. The book examines the forest tree species and their wood with photographs, botanical descriptions and a summary of the characteristics of the wood. A section on wood identification includes fundamental information on tree growth and wood structure.
With over 900 images, this is the most comprehensive guide ever written on Australian forest woods, both for the amateur and the professional wood enthusiast. Macrophotographs of the wood are shown in association with a physical description of wood characteristics, which will aid identification. This technique was developed by Jean-Claude Cerre, France, and his macrophotographs are included in the book.
Focus on Flora: Native Plants of the Adelaide Hills and BarossaArtist/Author: Kersbrook Landcare Group
Six years in the making, this 320 page photographic guide depicts 280 local species as both close up flowers and whole plants. Information on each plant and similar species is also included.
The book is easy to use, with simple language and is equally suitable for the beginner or those with a plant background.
Great for those who work in the bush.
Orchid Pollinators of Victoria (Fourth Edition)Artist/Author: Kuiter, Rudie H
There is so much to learn about the world of orchids and the role which insects play in the pollination of such highly evolved plants. Orchids and insects are constantly under attack by the human race – ruining their environment – clearing and burning habitats, and the overuse of insecticides. Without the wasps, bees and flies we would not exist and they should be valued like all other wild creatures for the protection of habitats, and realise the importance of their diversity. To observe the pollinators in action it is essential to have a good understanding of nature, be familiar with the insects, and be very patient. The intriguing role insects play in orchid pollination is documented in Orchid Pollinators of Victoria. With more than 1,300 superb images it will give the insects the appreciation they deserve, even if they may bite or sting.
Over 100 additional mages were added for this fourth edition.
The book comes with a small, 19-page supplement that systematically treats the insects themselves in more detail, as these details became increasingly obscured as new editions of this book became larger.
Plants of Central Queensland: Identification and Uses of Native and Introduced SpeciesArtist/Author: Anderson, Eric
A guide for identifying and understanding the plants of the Central Queensland region.
Conservation and sustainable productivity are vital issues for Australia. In order to manage vegetation well from an agricultural, recreational or conservation point of view, an understanding of individual plant species is important. Plants of Central Queensland provides a guide for identifying and understanding the plants of the region so that pastoralists and others can be better equipped to manage the vegetation resource of our grazing lands.
Central Queensland straddles the Tropic of Capricorn, although many of the plants in the book will also be found outside this area, as shown by their distribution maps. The book provides information on the habit, distribution, foliage and fruits of 525 plant species. Informative notes highlighting declared, poisonous, weed and medicinal plants are included, and plants useful for bees and bush tucker are also noted. These are the most important plants you might see if you live in or travel through central Queensland.
This book has an easy-to-read, non-botanical format, with helpful photographs and distribution maps that greatly aid anyone interested in the vegetation of central Queensland. It is based on a previous work of the same title but is greatly expanded, incorporating information on an additional 285 plant species.
Knowing, Growing Acacia for Food and ConservationArtist/Author: Neville Bonney
Acacias, or wattles as they are commonly known are the most widely distributed plant growing on the Australian continent, with some 1,063 known species to date.
This practical guide explores the possibilities of growing some of the temperate and arid Acacias as a food source and for conservation. It covers seed collection, propagation, Aboriginal language names, food and nutiritional value and much more.
Australia’s Remarkable Trees (New Edition)Artist/Author: Allen, Richard, Kimbal Baker
Beautiful gift edition of the best-selling classic, with foreword by Tim Entwhistle, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Elephantine Boabs dot the Kimberley region of Western Australia; cattle rub against giant Bottle Trees and Ironbarks in Queensland, and Strangler Figs with 40-metre girths thrive in our northern rainforests. Snow Gums and Shining Gums eke out their lives on our icy mountain tops and prehistoric-looking Bunya Pines, which once looked down on the dinosaurs, grow in a few isolated places in Australia’s north-east.
Australia’s Remarkable Trees explores the extraordinary lives of fifty of Australia’s oldest, largest and most unusual trees. Richly illustrated with more than 500 photographs, writer Richard Allen and photographer Kimbal Baker went to the far reaches of Australia; travelling more than 60 000 kilometres – to photograph them and tell their stories.
Australia’s Remarkable Trees is not just a celebration of Australia’s great trees. It also prompts us to look to the future to see what lies in store for them. It is a call to arms to preserve and protect our oldest and most magnificent living things, and the forests and wilderness in which they live.
Tasmanian Flowering Plants: A Field GuideArtist/Author: Watts, Dave
This beautifully illustrated record takes a fresh look at over 300 species of Tasmania’s exquisite flowering plants. The full colour portraits together with a thoroughly sound and descriptive text provide a visual feast for the avid plant hunter
Plants of the Victorian High Country: A Field Guide for Walkers (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Murphy, John, Bill Dowling
Fully revised, illustrated and complete with identification keys.
Plants of the Victorian High Country allows walkers with little botanical knowledge to identify plants they are likely to encounter along the popular tracks of Victoria’s High Country.
This Second Edition has been revised and expanded to describe 133 plants from the montane, sub-alpine and alpine zones, categorising them into five easily distinguished groups: herbs, daisy herbs, low woody shrubs, tall shrubs and trees, and eucalypts. The guide features a glossary of botanical terms, straightforward identification keys, clear photos of the leaves, flowers and stems of the plant, and includes notes on Aboriginal plant usage.
If you are a nature lover, planning to walk in the Victorian High Country, this book is an essential addition to your backpack.
Perth Plants: A Field Guide to the Bushland and Coastal Flora of Kings Park and Bold Park (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Barrett, Russell, Eng Pin Tay
A comprehensive photographic guide to 778 species of plants found in Kings Park and Bold Park.
The city of Perth is well known and treasured for its areas of protected bushland in the heart of the city. Kings Park and Bold Park represent a significant part of the natural heritage of the Swan Coastal Plain and are an important part of city life. The city is also a gateway to the incredible biodiversity to be found in south-west Western Australia.
Perth Plants provides a comprehensive photographic guide to all plants known to occur in the bushlands of Kings Park and Bold Park, both native plants and naturalised weeds. There are 778 species included, representing approximately one-quarter of all the plants in the greater Perth region, and one-tenth of all species known for the south-west of Western Australia.
This new edition contains 22 additional species and updated photography throughout. It is an essential reference for anyone interested in the plants of south-west Western Australia, and particularly the Swan Coastal Plain.