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Aboriginal People and Their Plants

Philip A. Clarke

This book provides an overview of indigenous relationships to plants in Aboriginal Australia. The book is unique, spanning the gap between botany and indigenous studies. It differs from other published Australian ‘bushtucker’ overviews by treating the study of plants as a window upon which to delve in Aboriginal culture. There are insights into Aboriginal culture through looking at the roles of plants in language, ritual and religion; how Aboriginal people were actively involved in managing their environment; the importance of particular plant species to make food, drink, medicine, narcotics and tools; and the future of Aboriginal plant use studies, particularly with respect to the changing Australian landscape.

191 pages/Hard cover/220 x 295 mm/ISBN 9781877058516/RRP $39.95

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

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Australian Native Plants

Cultivation, use in landscaping and propagation.

Fifth Edition

John W. Wrigley & Murray Fagg

This book is an invaluable reference for the selection of suitable plants for every area of Australia and it is essential for planning a garden, whether large, medium or small. It contains a wealth of information on literally thousands of native plants, their properties, cultivation and propagation. Beautifully illustrated with over 1000 colour photographs and detailed line drawings. There are chapters on ground covers, rockery plants, water features, shrubs, trees, annuals and bedding plants, climbers or container plants. An excellent guide for home gardeners, landscapers and professional horticulturalists.

696 pages/Hard cover/195 x 275 mm/ISBN 187633490-8/RRP $99.95

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

 

Australian seeds

Australian Seeds - A guide to their Collection, Identification and Biology

Editors: Luke Sweedman and David Merritt

Here for the first time is a complete guide to the collection, processing and storage of seeds collected in the wild. Written by some of the world’s leading practitioners in the field of seed biology and conservation, this book describes procedures and protocols that are of international standard and apply to users throughout the world.

Australian Seeds also includes the most comprehensive pictorial guide to Australian seeds available. It features photographs of 1260 Australian species, showing clearly their shape and size. This allows collectors to determine if their collections are of good, well- shaped seed- important to prevent unnecessary time being wasted in cleaning, storing and sowing of poor quality seed.

Australian seeds provides an invaluable guide for those involved in flora conservation work. It will enable users to collect, process and store seed more efficiently, thus reducing loss of seed viability during the storage process, with potentially huge savings in time, effort and expense in the rehabilitation and restoration industries.

258 pages/Hard cover/ 275mm x 215mm/isbn 0643091327/RRP$99.95

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

 

Native-Orchids

 

A Complete Guide to Native Orchids of Australia including the Island Territories

David L. Jones

In this spectacular and comprehensive book, orchid expert David Jones describes more than 1300 species and subspecies of Australian native orchids. Accompanying each genus, his line drawings will help you to easily determine the genus of each orchid you discover. 

Almost every species is illustrated with a beautiful colour photograph, and the detailed species descriptions include information about every part of the plant, as well as its distribution, habitat, how to distinguish it from other similar species and its conservation status.

A must for dedicated orchid enthusiasts, professional botanists or anyone interested in Australian flora.

496 pages/Hard cover/240mm x 310mm/ISBN 1 877069 12 4/RRP$75.00

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

 

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Cronin's Key Guide to Australian Rainforest Plants

Leonard Cronin 

This comprehensive guide to the rainforest flora of Australia is packed with information on more than 300 commonly observed species from rainforests around the continent. Each plant is beautifully illustrated and described in detail in clear, concise language including its physical features such as bark, trunk, leaves, flowers and fruit as well as habitat and other information relevant to eh species. Distribution maps accompany every species. The guide also includes an overview of the different types of rainforest.

About Leonard Cronin

Leonard Cronin is one of Australia's foremost natural history authors. Trained as a biologist, he is a prolific writer of books and articles about the Australian flora, fauna and environment, bringing his own fascination with the natural world to the general reader. His books include the bestselling Key Guide series of field guides, Australian Flora, A Journey Through Ancient Kingdoms and Natural Wonders and The Australian Animal Atlas. He also contributes a monthly column about Australian wildlife to the ABC's Gardening Australia magazine.

192 pages/Softcover/ISBN 978 174175 113 0/RRP AUD $35.00

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

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Cronin's Key Guide to Australian Trees

Leonard Cronin 

This authoritative reference work is the essential guide to Australia's unique and fascinating trees. It features more than 325 species from all parts of the continent. Each tree is beautifully illustrated and described in detail in clear, concise language and there are distribution maps for every species. To make identification fast and simple, there is also a unique, easy-to-use visual key.

About Leonard Cronin

Leonard Cronin is one of Australia's foremost natural history authors. Trained as a biologist, he is a prolific writer of books and articles about the Australian flora, fauna and environment, bringing his own fascination with the natural world to the general reader. His books include the bestselling Key Guide series of field guides, Australian Flora, A Journey Through Ancient Kingdoms and Natural Wonders and The Australian Animal Atlas. He also contributes a monthly column about Australian wildlife to the ABC's Gardening Australia magazine.

192 pages/Softcover/ISBN 978 174175 109 3/RRP AUD $35.00

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000. 

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Cronin's Key Guide to Australian Wildflowers

Leonard Cronin 

This is both a field guide for travellers and a reference book for the home library. It covers more than 590 wildflowers from all parts of the continent. Each species is beautifully illustrated and described in clear, concise language including leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering season and habitat. There is a distribution maps for every species.

About Leonard Cronin

Leonard Cronin is one of Australia's foremost natural history authors. Trained as a biologist, he is a prolific writer of books and articles about the Australian flora, fauna and environment, bringing his own fascination with the natural world to the general reader. His books include the bestselling Key Guide series of field guides, Australian Flora, A Journey Through Ancient Kingdoms and Natural Wonders and The Australian Animal Atlas. He also contributes a monthly column about Australian wildlife to the ABC's Gardening Australia magazine.

232 pages/Softcover/ISBN 978 174175 111 6/RRP AUD $35.00

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

Eucalypts

 

Eucalypts - a celebration

John Wrigley and Murray Fagg 

'The tallest and most stately trees I ever saw in any nobleman's ground in England cannot excel in beauty those which nature presented to our view.' First fleet surgeon Arthur Bowes
Eucalypts are a familiar part of our landscape and an integral part of the Australian identity. We have farmed them and used them to build houses, furniture, roads and bridges since the beginning of white settlement. We have been inspired by them, painted them, made films about them, written books about them and of course Aboriginal Australians have long made musical instruments from them. Though a small number are found as native plants in several other countries, eucalypts are a very Australian tree.

This book celebrates their diversity, their beauty and the role they play in our history, culture and economy. It looks at their evolution, biology, horticulture and ecology, together with their classification and the botanists involved. Through historic and contemporary images, it examines the many ways in which they have served Aboriginal, colonial and contemporary Australians in both practical and aesthetic ways.

Eucalypts have quite literally been the building blocks of our nation and this beautiful book tells their complete story for the first time.

352 pages/Hard cover/ISBN 9781741759242/Pub. Allen & Unwin 2010/RRP AUD $65.00 NZ $79.99

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

 

Field Guide Aust Wildflowers

Field Guide to Australian Wildflowers - over 1000 Common Australian Wildflowers

Denise Greig

Field Guide to Australian wildflowers describes more than 1000 of the most common species found in Australia, each listed alphabetically within their family group. Species selected represent all the key floristic regions of Australia, including the Grampians in Victoria; the Barrens and Stirling Ranges in Western Australia; Sydney’s heathlands and the tropical north.

Details provided to aid plant identification include; height, leaves, flowers, fruits, habitat, distribution and flowering season. Colour photography illustrates each species and, where helpful for identification purposes, line drawings of the leaf or fruit are also included.

The comprehensive introduction contains information on:

  • how to identify wildflowers in the field, including structure, form and function
  • flower family groups
  • classification and terminology
  • vegetation zones

Informative text, botanical line drawings and full-colour photographs make Field guide to Australian wildflowers an authoritative guide for anyone interested in Australia’s flora.

442 pages/ Soft cover/ 210mm x 150mm/isbn 9781864363340/RRP$45.00

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

 

Field Guide Native Plants Sydney

 

Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney

Les Robinson

Sydney’s best known and invaluable field guide to native plants is now in its third edition and completely updated.

Brought right up to date, over 1370 species are illustrated and described. Information is given on the history, ecology, Aboriginal and European uses of each plant, together with references to literature and the journals of explorers. This field guide opens up Sydney’s extraordinary rich flora to plant lovers, students, bushwalkers, gardeners and environmentalists, in fact to anyone who wants to identify a plant in the bush.

448 pages/Soft cover/150mm x 220mm/ISBN 0 7318 1211 5/RRP$45.00

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Forest Trees of Australia. Fifth Edition.

D.J. Boland, M.I.H. Brooker, G.M. Chippendale, N. Hall, B.P.M. Hyland, R.D. Johnson, D.A. Kleinig, M.W. McDonald and J.D, Turner

Forest Trees of Australia is the essential reference for observing, identifying and obtaining information on native trees.  It describes and illustrates 300 of our most important indigenous trees, which have been carefully selected for their environmental significance, their importance to the timber industry, or their prominence in our landscape.

New maps and photographs show us a wonderfully diverse range of forests, from mangrove swamps, tropical regions and deserts, to alpine areas and majestic stands of temperate forests.  A colour section illustrates some of the major forest types of Australia and bark from a diverse range of species.

736 pages/Hard cover/210mm x 266mm/ISBN 0 643 06969 0/RRP$125.00

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Herbarium

 

 

 

Herbarium

Robyn Stacey & Ashley Hay

A stunning book of photographs by Robyn Stacey, one of Australia’s finest photographers. Stacey, along with essayist, Ashley Hay, throws open the closed doors of the National Herbarium of New South Wales at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, to reveal the secret history of Australia’s flora. Herbarium tells fascinating stories about the nature of collecting, those who collected, what they collected and when, and also provides the scientific background to each of the specimens. Botanical notes provide a link between the specimens and their collectors. The exquisite photographs of the botanical specimens, some extremely rare, comprise a collection of extraordinary beauty.

155 pages/Hard cover/255 x 350 mm/ISBN 052184277-8/RRP $89.95

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

 

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Native Plants of the Sydney Region

Alan Fairley and Philip Moore 

In a handy portable format, Native Plants of the Sydney Region is the ideal companion for anyone who wants to put names to the plants they see in the bush.

Covering an area from Newcastle to Nowra, and westwards to the Great Dividing Range, Native Plants of the Sydney Region contains plant species from remote areas as well as those common in remnant suburban bushland. Many of the species described are also found along the whole of Australia's east coast and west to the slopes and plains.

This book is based on the authors' earlier editions of Native Plants of the Sydney District, which became the standard reference for bushwalkers, gardeners, bush care workers, environmentalists, botanists, landscape architects and students. It has been completely rewritten with descriptions of nearly 1400 plant species, some only recently discovered, as well as many new colour photographs and revised names in an up-to-date taxonomy.

About Alan Fairley and Philip Moore

Alan Fairley has published more than 30 nature books, including walking guides and field guides, and has lectured at TAFE colleges on native plant identification. Philip Moore is a retired nuclear scientist with a passion for native flora. He is the author of A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia.

624 pages/Softcover/ISBN 978 174175 571 8/RRP AUD $59.99 

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Pretty but Poisonous - Plants Poisonous to People - An Illustrated Guide for Australia

R.C.H Shepherd

Pretty but Poisonous is written for home and landscape gardeners, parents, child carers, grounds maintenance staff, bush walkers and all those who enjoy the great outdoors, to help identify plants that may cause poisoning, allergies or skin reactions in people.
The book uses easy-to-understand language and colour photographs to aid plant identification. It includes hints on how to avoid plant poisoning and what to do if poisoning does occur.

A simple colour coding system has been used to establish how toxic each plant is….

  • very poisonous
  • poisonous
  • allergenic
  • irritant

The book also details which parts of the plant are poisonous and the toxins that are likely to be encountered, as well as symptoms of poisoning.
All these plants are found in Australia.

202 pages/Soft cover/155mm x 230mm/isbn 0958743991/RRP$39.95

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

 

Rainforest trees

 

Rainforest Trees and Shrubs. A field guide to their identification.

Gwen Harden, Bill McDonald, John Williams

A field guide to the rainforest trees and shrubs of Victoria, New South Wales and subtropical Queensland using vegetative characters.

An update of the 'Red Book' first published in 1984, that covers mainland eastern Australia from Victoria to Rockhampton. Descriptions and illustrations are provided for 850 species, an increase of 309. It includes major rainforest types as well as vine thickets, the drier inland extensions of rainforests.

264 pages/Soft cover/210mm x 300mm/ISBN 0 97755 530 5/RRP$49.95

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000. 

Waratah

 

The Waratah

Paul Nixon

The Waratah was the first book published on the subject of Australia’s best known and most striking native flower.              

The botany of the genus Telopea is described in detail along with the three waratah species and their hybrids: T. speciosissima (NSW), T. oreades (Victoria), T. truncate (Tasmania).

This edition also includes information on the latest research and discoveries along with a comprehensive section on commercially produced cultivars.

96 pages/Soft cover/180mm x 240mm/ISBN 0 86417 878 6/RRP$34.95

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

 

Wollemi Pine

The Wollemi Pine

James Woodford

In 1994, in the Wollemi Wilderness, a field officer stumbled onto a stand of weird, towering trees.  He had unwittingly stumbled upon the botanical equivalent of a living dinosaur. This revised edition of James Woodford’s Bestseller The Wollemi Pine unravels an evolutionary puzzle - the freak survival of a species that offers a window into an ecosystem one hundred million years old.

Adventure and mystery; friendships and rivalries; a gamut of emotions from confusion to excitement; scientific, legal and political problems… James Woodford, the Sydney Morning Herald’s science and environment writers, tells his story with verve and style.

212 pages/Soft cover/198mm x 126mm/ISBN 1 876485 74 4/RRP$24.00

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.