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

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: Leguminosae.Contains: Dillwynia, Jacksonia, Dipterygeae, Amburaneae, Swartzieae, Exostyleae, Amorpheae, Dalbergieae, Luetzelburgia, Ormosieae, Brongniartieae, Leptolobieae, Sophoreae, Genisteae, Crotalarieae, Baphieae, Mirbelieae, Hologalegina, Indigofera, Millettieae, Diocleae, Kennediinae, Desmodieae, Mucuna, Cajaninae, Erythrininae, Phaseolinae, Glycine, Psoraleeae. The Papilionoideae are a major clade within the Fabaceae/Leguminosae, alternatively recognised as the Fabaceae sensu stricto or Papilionaceae. Members of a number of… Continue reading Papilionoideae

Categorised as Fabales


Belongs within: Malpighiales.Contains: Glochidion, Macaranga, Sauropus, Bertya, Sapium, Mallotus, Croton, Plukenetieae, Acalypha, Euphorbia. The Euphorbiaceae are a diverse group of flowering plants, including trees, shrubs and herbs. Stipules are typically present though they may be modified into spines or glands, and may be deciduous. Many members of the family are succulent and some can bear a… Continue reading Euphorbiaceae


Belongs within: Papilionoideae. The Cajaninae are a group of legumes characterised by the production of distinctive secretory structures such as vesicular glands and/or bulbous-based trichomes. Leaves are trifoliolate in the genera Cajanus and Rhynchosia but unifoliolate in Eriosema. The pigeon pea Cajanus cajan is widely grown as a source of food. <==CajaninaeCP13 |–+–EriosemaCP13 | |… Continue reading Cajaninae

Categorised as Fabales


Belongs within: Fabidae.Contains: Rhamnaceae, Elaeagnaceae, Ulmaceae, Urticaceae, Moraceae, Celtidaceae, Crataegus, Cotoneaster, Rosoideae, Spiraeoideae, Prunus, Sorbus, Pyrus. The Rosales are a clade of flowering plants uniting the Rosaceae with members of the previously recognised orders Rhamnales and Urticales. Members of the last group are commonly wind-pollinated. Cecropia, a Neotropical genus of trees with large, circular, palmately… Continue reading Rosales

Categorised as Rosales


Belongs within: Caesalpinieae.Contains: Prosopis, Parkia, Vachellia, Mimosa, Senegalia, Ingeae. The Mimosoideae are a clade of leguminous plants containing the acacias and related species. Most species are trees or shrubs with a small number of lianes or herbs. Mimosoids generally have small flowers clustered into heads or spikes. Leaves are bipinnate or reduced to phyllodes and often… Continue reading Mimosoideae

Categorised as Fabales


Belongs within: Gunneridae.Contains: Zygophyllaceae, Celastrales, Oxalidales, Malpighiales, Fabales, Rosales, Cucurbitales, Faganae. The Fabidae are a major clade of flowering plants united by molecular data, informally referred to in some sources as the ‘eurosid I’ clade. <==Fabidae [Violales]MS10 |–ZygophyllalesAPG16 | |–ZygophyllaceaeAPG16 | `–KrameriaWM09 [KrameriaceaeAPG16] | |–K. erecta [incl. K. glandulosa, K. parvifolia var. imparata, K. parvifolia]H93… Continue reading Fabidae

Categorised as Fabidae


Belongs within: Violineae. The Passifloraceae, passionflowers and related taxa, are mostly tendrillar climbers found in temperate and tropical regions of the world. The largest genus is Passiflora of which many species are grown for their edible fruit. Examples include the black passionfruit P. edulis and banana passionfruit P. mollissima. Tetrapathaea tetrandra, the New Zealand passionflower,… Continue reading Passifloraceae