Flora of Melbourne

A Guide to the Indigenous Plants of the Greater Melbourne Area


Author: Marilyn Gray

Publisher: Hyland House Publishing

ISBN: 9781864470857

Category: Botany

Page: 393

View: 3237

In this 3rd Edition, 114 new entries, 98 new species and many name changes have been included to ensure that 'Flora of Melbourne' remains the essential single volume reference for the many people interested in the conservation and horticultural qualities of local plants.

Flora of Melbourne

A Guide to the Indigenous Plants of the Greater Melbourne Area


Author: Marilyn Bull

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781864471229

Category: Botany

Page: 624

View: 6816

The Flora of Melbourne is a resource that assists in the recognition and botanical identifi cation of species while encouraging an awareness of the interrelationships between indigenous plants and animals. It identifies the usefulness of these species, to the local Aborigines in the past, and to all who wish to understand our diminishing natural environment in the present.The Flora of Melbourne works on a few different levels. It provides an important record of the plant life that developed in the Greater Melbourne area over a long period of time. It indicates the probable distribution of plant communities and the species within them prior to European settlement, based on historical data, remnant vegetation, and the prevailing climatic and soil conditions of each area.At another level it records the breakdown of these important relationships that has led to both the extinction of individual species and the reduction in the range of species from a number of locations across the entire Melbourne area.Finally, Flora of Melbourne is a tool to help us nurture or repair such relationships in an attempt to maintain or re-establish these habitats and the plants within them. ? Covers enlarged Greater Melbourne area? Contains 1367 plant descriptions with photos and fine line drawings? Instant, colour-coded access to different plant families (Irises, Grasses, Orchids, Rushes, etc.)? Improved, easy-to-use cross-reference system for finding plants native to specific localities? Expanded list of 220 representative localities with 5 key maps? Separate chapters on Soils, Weeds and Revegetation? Habitat chapter covers Melbourne's 79 Ecological Vegetation Classes? Symbols for bird- and butterfly-attracting plants? Large-format, 624 pp, Hardback

Plants of Melbourne's Western Plains

A Gardener's Guide to the Original Flora


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780909830656

Category: Plants

Page: 223

View: 7226

This is the second edition of Plants of Melbourne's Western Plains. The number of plants described has been increased while still limiting the range to indigenous plants that are available for purchase and suitable for gardens. All the plants described are indigenous to the basalt clays and alluvial loams found on what is described as Melbourne's Volcanic or Western Plains. The list is not exhaustive but it includes most of the plants appropriate and available for use in gardening, revegetation and landscaping.

To Hell Or Melbourne


Author: Flora Kidd

Publisher: Saint John, N.B. : Marco Polo Project

ISBN: 9780969781608

Category: Sailing

Page: 130

View: 5190

Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants Suitable for Cultivation


Author: Winston Rodger Elliot,David Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Lothian Children's Books


Category: Botany

Page: 467

View: 6440

The ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF AUSTRALIA PLANTS is a world first. It is the result of exhaustive research through scientific and semi-scientific publications and many investigative trips throughout Australia and overseas. The encyclopaedia caters for the professional horticulturist and amateur gardening enthusiast, and is written in an easy-to-understand style. Scientific termS, where used, have been explained or included in the comprehensive glossary. The text is complimented by many delicately executed line drawings be Trevor Blake and a wonderful selection of colour photographs. This the eighth of a multi-volume set in which the authors have drawn on their extensive experience of years devoted to the culture of Australian plants. In this latest volume, the authors describe the genera beginning with the letters Pr to So. Over 182 genera and 1220 species are described. the popular and important larger genera such as PROSTANTHERA, PTEROSTYLIS, PTILOTUS, PULTENAEA, RANUNCULUS, RHAGODIA, RHODANTHE, SCAEVOLA, SENNA and SOLANUM are included, as well as some interesting or unusual smaller genera such as PTERIS, PYCNOSORUS, REGELIA, RHODAMNIA, RHODODENDRON, RICHEA, RUBUS, SCHOENIA, SCHOENOLAENA, SIDA and SOWERBAEA.

Wild Places of Greater Melbourne


Author: Robin Taylor


ISBN: 0957747101

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 746

Introduces 30 of Melbourne's magnificent 'wild places' all within an hour-and-a-half drive of the centre of Melbourne.

CSIRO handbook of economic plants of Australia


Author: Michael Lazarides,B. Hince,W. Hartley

Publisher: Csiro


Category: Nature

Page: 330

View: 8296

Expanded and revised version of William Hartley's TA Checklist of Economic Plants in Australia' (1979). Comprises a scientific names index containing 5709 entries, listing the accepted name for each species, as well as any synonyms or misapplied names; a common names index; and a family names index. Included are a glossary of economic uses and a bibliography.

Sir Joseph Ward

A Political Biography


Author: Michael Bassett

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 1869407911

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

View: 9116

Sir Joseph Ward (1856-1930) was the leading political figure during the forty-year life of the Liberal Party in New Zealand. He was a member of Ballance's first Cabinet, twice Prime Minister (1906-12 and 1928-30), and was still a Cabinet Minister at the time of his death. This lively biography is the story of an ambitious first-generation New Zealander of Irish Catholic parents who spent more than half a century in local and central government politics, influencing the directions taken in many areas of New Zealand life. It contains much new material about Ward's private business dealings, his flourishing Southland company, his bankruptcy and his remarkable rehabilitation. Michael Bassett reveals a genial, courteous, fast-talking man of vision who nevertheless experienced difficulty adapting to a changing world. Bassett writes with the insight into political life of a former cabinet minister.

Aboriginal Plant Collectors

Botanists and Australian Aboriginal People in the Nineteenth Century


Author: Philip A. Clarke

Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing

ISBN: 9781877058684

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 2176

Explores the impact of indigenous people upon the European discovery of Australian plants, spanning the period from the expansion of world exploration in the seventeenth century to the beginning of systematic scientific studies in the late nineteenth century. Observations of Australian Aboriginal hunting and gathering practices provided Europeans with important clues concerning the productivity of the land. British colonists who came in 1788 to establish themselves in the 'new' country of Australia found indigenous land 'owners' to be both a physical threat and an important source of information about the environment. Plant hunters were a hardy breed of men primarily employed to make collections of dried and living plants in the fledging colonies and to send them back to Europe. They led exciting but dangerous lives on the fringes of the empire, a few of them dying while field collecting. Aboriginal guides accompanied plant collectors into the field. This book presents investigates the role of particular Aboriginal groups and individuals in the botanical discovery of Australia. The bulk of this book is a detailed description of the interaction between particular plant collectors and Aboriginal people through the nineteenth century. There are chapters on the work of George Caley, Allan Cunningham, Von Mueller and the resident plant collectors in WA, SA and Tasmania.