Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Australian native plants

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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.

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

Australian_Grasses

 

 

Australian Grasses

Nick Romanowski

Most Australian grasses are as spectacularly beautiful and the finest the rest of the world has to offer, while naturally being better adapted to our varied Australian climates. This book describes around 200 species of grasses, sedges, rushes, grasstrees and related plants, and is illustrated with photos taken in rainforests, wetlands, mallee scrub, and gardens from around the country.

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192 pages/ Paperback/155 x 275mm/ISBN 9781864471168  /RRP$29.95


 

Australian_Native_Plants

 

 

Australian Native Plants: Concise Edition

Wrigley John & Fagg Murray

This handy concise edition makes it even easier to choose Australian native plants for your garden. It includes more than 1500 species and cultivars that are easy to obtain and grow, many illustrated with colour photographs or black and white line drawings.

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352 pages/Soft cover/:265mm x 190mm/ISBN 9781877069406/RRP$45.00

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.

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258 pages/Hard cover/ 275mm x 215mm/isbn 0643091327/RRP$69.95

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Australia’s Remarkable Trees

Richard Allen

Elephantine boabs dot the Kimberley region of Western Australia; cattle rub against giant bottle trees and ironbarks in Queensland, and strangler figs with 40-metre girths thrive in our northern rainforests. Snow gums and shining gums eke out their lives on our icy mountain tops and prehistoric-looking bunya pines, which once looked down on the dinosaurs, grow in a few isolated places in Australia's north-east. Australia's Remarkable Trees explores the extraordinary lives of fifty of Australia's oldest, largest and most unusual trees. Richly illustrated with more than 500 photographs, writer Richard Allen and photographer Kimbal Baker went to the far reaches of Australia - travelling more than 60,000 kilometres - to photograph them and tell their stories.

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272pages/Paperback/280mmx230mm/ISBN 9780522857887 /RRP$44.95

wildflowers

 

 

Australian Wildflowers

Leonard Cronin

Unique, easy-to-use visual key makes identification fast and simple.

Includes 600 of the most commonly encountered Australian wildflowers.

The species are described in a clear, concise language and beautifully illustrated by three of Australia’s leading botanical illustrators.

An authoritative reference work and indispensable field guide for anyone interested in Australia’s superb wildflowers.

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224 Pages / Paperback / 230mm x 145mm / ISBN 9780858811706/ RRP $19.95

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Burnum Burnum’s Wild Things

Geoff Sainty, John Hosking, Peter abell, Surrey Jacobs & Mia Dalby-Ball

Completely revised this genuine pocket-sized field guide contains over 1,000 photographs of WILDthings. Contains a wide range of plants and animals PLUS Aboriginal Legends. Over 30,000 copies of the first edition sold.

This revised edition is a must for visitors or locals who want a quick reference to a wide range of the common, and occasionally rare, plants and animals.

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206 pages/ Paperback/195mm x 105mm/ISBN 9780646398792/RRP$27.95

 

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Bush Food: Aboriginal Food and Medicine

Jennifer Isaacs

'Bush Food' is an exploration of these traditional skills and a compendium of the kinds of foods eaten by Aborigines. It indicates how food is caught or gathered, hunted or picked, how it is prepared and cooked, and what nutritional value it has. It considers, too the use of natural products in traditional Aboriginal herbal medicine.

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256pages/Paperback/208mmx295mm/ISBN 9781864368161 /RRP$45.00

 

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Bush Tucker Field Guide

Les Hiddins

Discover the fascinating secrets of Australia's bush tucker with Les Hiddins, the Bush Tucker Man. Les describes more than 170 foods and medicines and their unique and often unusual uses, from the gulf plum to the green ant.

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184 pages/ Paperback/182mm x 90mm/ISBN9781741170283 /RRP$19.95

Eremophila

 

Eremophila and allied genera. A Monograph of the Myoporaceae

R.J. Chinnock

This book is the result of 30 years’ research by Dr Bob Chinnock, the world authority on the family Myoporaceae.  He has produced a new classification of the family resulting in the delimitation of three new genera, 95 new species and 46 new subspecies, and a revised infrageneric classification of the genera Eremophila and Mypoporum.  The treatment of the species in this work includes a detailed description, photographs, analytical drawings and notes on distribution, ecology, conservation status and relationships

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672 pages/Hard cover/220mm 290mm/ISBN 9781877058165/RRP$99.95

Eucalytpus

 

 

Eucalyptus: A Celebration

John Wrigley & Murray Fagg

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.  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.

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352 pages / Hard cover / 287mm x 238mm / ISBN 9781741759242 / RRP$65.00

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.

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

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.

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448 pages/Soft cover/150mm x 220mm/ISBN 0 7318 1211 5/RRP$39.95

Flora Vol 1

 

Flora of New South Wales. Volume 1

Gwen J. Harden, Editor

A comprehensive update to Volume 1 of Flora of New South Wales, published in 1990, this revised edition includes an additional 85 species, with descriptions and illustrations of all the native and naturalized vascular plants of New South Wales.

An additional 85 species are included and described for the first time for New South Wales – an increase of more than five per cent.

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678 pages/Hard cover/220mm x285mm/ISBN 0 86840 704 6/RRP$165.00

Flora Vol 2

 

Flora of New South Wales. Volume 2

Gwen J. Harden, Editor

This revised edition of Volume 2 covers the large and well-known families of Proteaceae, Myrtaceace, Rutaceae and Fabaceae.  These families, with their prominent genera of Eucalyptus, Acacia, Grevillea, Banksia, Boronia and various pea flowers, contribute greatly to the landscape we know as “Australian”.

This revised edition provides up-to-date descriptions, accepted names and illustrations of all 1765 species, together with colour photographs of over 250 species and will assist students, and both amateur and professional botanists to identify the plants of New South Wales.

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690 pages/Hard cover/285mm x 220mm/ISBN 0 86840  609 0/RRP$175.00

Flowering natives

 

Flowering Natives for Home Gardens

The most comprehensive pictorial record of native species that will thrive in the Australian home garden.

Denise Greig

Over 900 species, fully illustrated in colour. Where to find trees, shrubs, climbers and perennials for the Australian garden. A guide to native plant nurseries. Practical advice on planning and landscaping a native garden, including soil and sun requirements for natives and ways to control pests. Information on new rainforest species.

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344 pages/Soft cover/220 x 285 mm/ISBN 0207184135/RRP $49.95

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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.

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736 pages/Hard cover/210mm x 266mm/ISBN 0 643 06969 0/RRP$140.00

Growing Outback Gardens

 

 

Growing Outback Gardens: Ideas for Waterwise Gardening

M. Chuk and J. Poole

These 116, full-colour, practical, how-to pages set you on the journey to making an attractive garden that can cope with the harsh extremes of the outback environment.
With a combined four decades in the outback, and having conducted numerous gardening workshops over the last three years, authors Mike Chuk and Jeff Poole take you through how to plan a garden, select plants, irrigation systems, mulches, worms, vegetables fruits and flowers. What more could you ask for if you're into sowing things and growing things?

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116 pages/ Soft cover/210mm X 190mm/ISBN 9780646520117 /RRP$19.95

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Native Grasses for Australian Gardens

Nola Parry & Jocelyn Jones

Native grasses, through their versatility, striking and elegant forms and their beautiful flowers, foliage and seed heads, can greatly enhance a garden. They can be mass-planted or used singly as a feature and be grown around ponds, along paths or in containers.

Native Grasses for Australian Gardens is a complete guide to native grasses and grass-like plants with full-colour images.
If you’re unfamiliar with Australia’s wide variety of native grasses, you will be pleasantly surprised by Native Grasses for Australian Gardens.

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160pages/Paperback/210mmx148mm/ISBN 9781877069420/RRP$24.95

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Native Plants of the Sydney Region - From Newcastle to Nowra and west to the Dividing Range. The Class Guide 3rd Edition

Alan Fairley & 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.  Based on the authors’ earlier editions, this edition 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.

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614 Pages/Soft cover/150mmx210mm/ISBN9781741755718/RRP$59.95

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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.

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202 pages/Soft cover/155mm x 230mm/isbn 0958743991/RRP$45.00

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.

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

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Small Native Plants for Australian Gardens

Nola Parry & Jocelyn Jones

Native plants, through their versatility, striking and elegant forms and their beautiful flowers, foliage and seed heads, can greatly enhance your garden. They can be massplanted or used singly as a feature and be grown around ponds, along paths or in containers. Small Native Plants for Australian Gardens is a complete guide to native grasses and grass-like plants, with full-colour images.

If you’re unfamiliar with Australia’s wide variety of native plants, you will be pleasantly surprised by Small Native Plants for Australian Gardens, an invaluable guide for horticulturalists, students, landscapers and gardeners.

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320pages/Paperback/260x240m/ISBN 9781877069611/RRP$29.95

 

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Starting out with Natives

John Wrigley and Murray Fagg

Growing native plants is easy. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned gardener, Starting Out With Natives will help you to choose species to suit your area and your garden. Plants are grouped alphabetically by common name, and the species described are generally available either in your local nursery or at specialist native nurseries. The plants featured in this book have been selected for different zones around Australia. These are shown on a map in the introduction, colour-coded to correspond with zones given in the species entries, so you can see at a glance whether a plant will grow well in your area.

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176 pages/Paperback/210mmx148mm/ISBN9781876334666/RRP$24.95

Trees-that-call-Australia-Home

 

 

Trees that call Australia Home

John Halkett

This book is a spiritual, cultural, environmental and economic celebration of Australian trees - trees that are increasingly vital as we search for solutions to climate chance, renewable energy and more sustainable lifestyles in the 21st Century.

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242 Pages/Hard cover/175mmx250mm/ISBN9780980512502/RRP$22.00

Upside-Down

 

 

 

Upside Down World

Penny Olsen

Late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Eurocentric perceptions of natural history led to the flora and fauna of the new colony of New South Wales being viewed as deficient and inferior. The swans of the colony were black and eagles white, birds built shell-strewn avenues of sticks to cavort in and parrots walked on the ground. The mammals carried their young in a pouch and there were furred animals that laid eggs. This ‘miscellany of the curious’ fuelled the rage for Australian natural history amongst the upper classes of Europe, bringing income and, occasionally, fame to its collectors and documenters. On the ground, in the colony, it contributed to great change for the animals and, in some cases, extinction.

In Upside Down World author Penny Olsen documents how our scientific knowledge evolved, using collectors’ and naturalists’ journals to enhance her stories.

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240 pages/ Paperback/220mm x 250mm/ISBN 9780642277060/RRP$39.95

 Wildflower

 

 

Wildflower Country
Discovering Biodiversity in Australia’s Southwest

S and K Breeden

There are few other places on earth where flowers are so all pervasive, so varied and as sumptuous as in southwest Western Australia. It is one of 39 special places in the world, named International Biodiversity Hotspots, where there have been explosions of evolution-veritable cauldrons of species making. Award-winning photographers Stanley and Kaisa Breeden journey into this unique landscape. Part fine art photography, part travelogue, this book will delight nature lovers everywhere.

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224 pages/ Hard cover/295 x 255mm/ISBN 9781921361784 /RRP$75.00

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Wild Food Plants of Australia

Tim Lowe

Wild Food Plants of Australia is the fieldguide edition of Wild Food Plants of Australia. It is presented in a concise, convenient form to facilitate quick and ready reference in the field. Tim Low has provided a truly reliable guide to our edible flora, making identification easy. Thus it is a perfect companion for bushwalkers, naturalists, scientists and, with emphasis on wild food cuisine, gourmets. Low describes more than 180 plants - from the most tasty and significant plant foods of southern and eastern Australia to the more important and spectacular inland and tropical foods. Distribution maps are provided with each description plus notes on how these plants were used in the past and can be used today. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings there is also a guide to poisonous and non-poisonous plants, and information on introduced food plants, the nutrients found in wild food plants, on bush survival, and how to forage for and cook with wild plants.

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240 pages/ Paperback/126mm x 188mm/ISBN 9780207169304 /RRP$29.95

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.

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212 pages/Soft cover/198mm x 126mm/ISBN 1 876485 74 4/RRP$26.95