By: Judy Evans
The Sollya genus has only three species. Sollya belongs to the pittosporum family (Pittosporaceae) and is closely related to Billardiera. The plant is endemic to southern Western Australia although it is established as an invasive weed in parts of South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. The...
By: Judy Evans
The Telopea genus has only five species. It is part of the protea (Proteaceae) family and is endemic to the south-eastern region of Australia. Its main claim to fame is the spectacular flower-heads which are generally a brilliant red, producing a sumptuous show. The accepted...
By: Judy Evans
The verticordia genus is endemic to Australia with the majority of the 97 species occurring in the south west corner of the country. One species is found on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and three in the tropical north of the Northern Territory and...
Overview of the Australian Scaevola species
By: Judy Evans
The genus Scaevola belongs to the family Goodeniaceae. There are nearly 100 species which come from Australia, the Malay Archipelago and islands in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. There are around 70 species endemic to Australia. Scaevolas appear as shrubs, subshrubs (small shrubs but not...
Overview of the Australian Santalum species
By: Judy Evans
The Australian santalum species The Santalum genus is part of the sandalwood family (Santalaceae). Members of the Santalum genus can be found in Southeast Asia, Australia and some Pacific islands. A number of these shrubs and trees are renowned for their aromatic wood and oils...
Overview of the Australian Wahlenbergia species
By: Judy Evans
Plants from the genus Wahlenbergia (family Campanulaceae [bellflower] family) are found throughout the temperate Southern Hemisphere. Australia has around 25 species of Wahlenbergia out of a total of some 200. The genus includes annuals and perennials both evergreen and deciduous. The flowers are generally some...
By: Judy Evans
The genus Westringia belongs in the mint family Lamiaceae. There are 25 species in the genus and all are endemic to Australia. They are shrubs with angled stems. The leaf arrangement is usually whorls of 3 to 5 small leaves. Westringias are suited to various...
Plant profiles: Australian saltbush
By: Judy Evans
There are over 300 species in the Atriplex genus which forms part of the goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae) family. Around 50 of the species are found in Australia. The plants are multi-branched and includes shrubs, annuals and perennials. The leaves are fleshy and may be covered with...
By: Judy Evans
The Angophora genus is part of the myrtle family Myrtaceae. It is endemic to eastern Australia. A characteristic feature of the 15 or so species are the separate sepals and petals enclosing the buds. Angophora is closely related to the Eucalyptus and Corymbia genera. Most...
Introduction to the flora and fauna of Norway
By: Janet Sandford
The last great Ice Age ended only approximately 5,000 years ago and with a dramatic improvement in the climate, a wide variety of vegetation began to grow in Norway. The tree line rose by several hundred metres, and pines and beech forests covered three...

 

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