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...
By: Judy Evans
The genus Dendrobium belongs to the family Orchidaceae and consists of around 900 species. They are found in the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Guinea and Southeast Asia. There are 50 to 60 species native to Australia with a huge variety within the species with almost...
By: Judy Evans
Representatives of the Drosera genus can be found on every continent bar Antarctica. All belong to the sundew (Droseraceae) family and about half of the 100 plus species are endemic to Australia. They appear in a diverse range of environments from the swamps of South...
By: Amanda Mittra
Family Brassicaceae members date back to over 3000 years ago and are commonly called members of the Mustard family. They are also known as Crucifers as they have four petals which are arranged in a cross-like appearance. They form a group of vegetables rich in...

 

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