Belongs within: Ingeae. Spiky wattles of the Wheatbelt Published 9 July 2024 Among the surprisingly diverse flora of arid Australia, there are two genera that seem to dominate everywhere you go: Eucalyptus and Acacia. For many, the name Acacia is associated with the silver wattles and blackwoods of the east of Australia (for others, it… Continue reading Acacia


Belongs within: Potentilla. The perils of exposure Published 7 May 2024 When many people think of conservation, they picture dense woodlands or rainforests. But, of course, more open habitats provide homes to their own characteristic biota that may face their own challenges to survival. This may be demonstrated by certain species of Horkelia. Horkelia is… Continue reading Horkelia


Belongs within: Gunneridae.Contains: Olacaceae, Aquilapollenites, Santalaceae, Amyema, Lysiana, Dendrophthoe, Decaisnina. The Santalales are a clade of flowering plants supported by molecular analyses whose members produce small flowers with a valvate perianth and stamens with anther sacs and filaments (Nickrent et al. 2005). A large proportion of its members, including such forms as the sandalwoods and… Continue reading Santalales


Belongs within: Pan-Angiospermae.Contains: Nymphaeales, Austrobaileyales, Mesangiospermae. The Angiospermae are the flowering plants, one of the most speciose clades of plants alive today. Flowers possess a closed carpel that develops into a fruit, and ovules possess two integuments. Seeds ancestrally develop an endosperm via double fertilisation (Cantino et al. 2007). Cantino et al. (2007) defined the… Continue reading Angiospermae


Belongs within: Poales.Contains: Luzula subgenus Gymnodes, Juncus section Genuini, Juncus section Graminifolii, Juncus section Poiophylli, Juncus section Septati. The Juncaceae are a family of rushes, grass-like plants found mostly in damper habitats in temperate parts of the world (as well as tropical mountains). Flowers are solitary and relatively large (over five millimetres) in members of… Continue reading Juncaceae

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Ficus section Conosycea

Belongs within: Moraceae. Ficus section Conosycea is a group of fig species found primarily in Asia and Australasia, with two species in Madagascar. Syconia of Conosycea species generally have three basal bracts, and they are pollinated by wasps of the genera Deilagaon, Eupristina, Platyscapa, Waterstoniella and Parapristina (Berg 1989). Of banyans and stranglers Published 10… Continue reading Ficus section Conosycea


Belongs within: Myrtaceae.Contains: Melaleuca. The Melaleuceae are a group of trees and shrubs bearing clustered flowers and very woody capsular fruits. Members of the genus Callistemon are commonly known as ‘bottlebrushes’ in reference to the cylindrical form of the flower spikes. Callistemon differs from other genera in not having the stamens united into antipetalous fascicles.… Continue reading Melaleuceae

Categorised as Myrtales


Belongs within: Eucalypteae.Contains: Eucalyptus section Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus section Aromatica, Eucalyptus section Capillulus, Eucalyptus section Cineraceae, Eucalyptus section Longistylus, Eucalyptus section Abbreviatae, Eucalyptus section Limbatae, Eucalyptus section Reticulatae, Eucalyptus section Bisectae, Eucalyptus section Adnataria, Eucalyptus section Dumaria, Eucalyptus section Exsertaria, Eucalyptus section Latoangulatae, Eucalyptus section Maidenaria. Eucalyptus is a large genus of more than 700 species… Continue reading Eucalyptus

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Belongs within: Chamelaucieae. Verticordia, featherflowers, is an Australian genus of shrubs and small trees bearing flowers with feather-like hairs on the calyx lobes. Verticordia plumosa is a species with pink or white flowers found in southern Western Australia. <==Verticordia |–V. chrysanthaG04b |–V. cunninghamiiLK14 |–V. densifloraOS04 | |–V. d. ssp. densifloraGK00 | `–V. d. ssp. caespitosaGK00… Continue reading Verticordia

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Belongs within: Malvidae.Contains: Limnanthaceae, Capparaceae, Brassicaceae. The Brassicales are a clade of flowering plants characterised by the presence of glucosinolates, defensive compounds with a pungent shell and sharp taste. Representatives include the Tropaeolaceae, a Neotropical family of often twining herbs bearing rounded leaves with a central petiole. <==Brassicales [Capparales, Resedales, Rhoeadales] | i. s.: DressianthaT00… Continue reading Brassicales