By: Amanda Mittra
Poaceae is commonly known as the Grass Family. It is peculiar of its genera having the familiar grass-like appearance. It belongs to the Class Monocotyledonae and is represents by around 620 genera and about 10,000 species. It falls under the taxonomic classification: Kingdom: Plantae...
Family fabaceae
By: Amanda Mittra
Family Fabaceae also known as Family Leguminosae is the very famous family of legumes. They constitute vegetables that are rich in protein and cover three sub families based on slightly varying traits. Taxonomic position of Family Leguminosae / Fabaceae: Division: Angiospermae Class: Dicotyledonae Sub Class:...
By: Judy Evans
The genus Hardenbergia is a member of the legume (Fabaceae) family. The genus was named after Countess von Franziska Hardenberg. Hardenbergia consists of only three species all native to Australia. They are evergreen climbing shrubs or trailers and highly adaptable. The glossy leaves are the...
By: Judy Evans
The genus Helichrysum was once home to around 500 species. Recent revision however has seen the number lessen. At the present time (until the classification is changed again), around 30 species are native to Australia. Most of the species are from the temperate regions of...
By: Judy Evans
There are literally hundreds of eucalyptus species, around 800 in fact. Most are endemic to Australia with a few found in New Guinea and south-east Indonesia. Most become massive trees but there are also a number that are classed as shrubs. Many of these are...
By: Judy Evans
There are around 800 eucalypt species, most of them endemic to Australia. The genus Eucalyptus is part of the myrtle (Myrtaceae) family. Most are evergreen trees. The leaves are aromatic and dotted with oil glands. Most species have two types of foliage with the juvenile...
By: Judy Evans
Australia has about 22 of the 40 odd species of the genus Gahnia (saw-sedge). Gahnia is part of the sedge (Cyperaceae) family. Generally Gahnias are found in wet and boggy environments in the Pacific Islands, Australia, the Malay Archipelago and southern Asia. All are perennial...
By: Judy Evans
Although Goodenia is a large genus of around 170 species, all but three are endemic to Australia. Two of the three species are found in New Guinea as well as Australia and the third species is restricted to Indonesia. The genus belongs to the family...
By: Judy Evans
The genus Callitris is better known as the Australian Cypress Pine. The genus contains some 19 species, all of which are small to medium-sized trees. It is a conifer genus specific to the southern hemisphere. Two species are found in New Caledonia and the remainder...
By: Judy Evans
The genus Corymbia is a recent addition to the scientific nomenclature of plants. Formerly part of the Eucalyptus genus, the bloodwood, spotted gum and ghost gum groups have been given their own genus. This Australian genus consists of over 100 species with most found across...

 

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