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Climate change threatens native eucalypts

Climate change threatens native eucalypts | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Extreme weather means the future is looking grim for some species of Australian eucalyptus trees.
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Banksias differ on resilience to climate change

Banksias differ on resilience to climate change | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Research into the germination requirements of four Banksia species (Proteaceae) endemic to the South West Australian Floristic Region (SWAFR) has found certain species may be more vulnerable to climate change than others.
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Save the Species: Watch the plants your grandchildren might never see

Save the Species: Watch the plants your grandchildren might never see | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
These are the plants your grandchildren may never see.
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Flood damaged creek restored using watermelon seedling planter

Flood damaged creek restored using watermelon seedling planter | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Lockyer farmer Brian Curst has been able to save time, money and manpower by adapting his machinery originally used to plant watermelon seeds to planting Lomandra, a native reed, to help restore his flood damaged creek
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Smoke bush species show fire awareness

Smoke bush species show fire awareness | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Signs of serotiny, an ecological adaptation in which seed release occurs in response to an environmental trigger rather than spontaneously at seed maturation, has been discovered in in two species of Conospermum.
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88-year-old university graduate Ena Middleton knows native plants

88-year-old university graduate Ena Middleton knows native plants | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
ENA Middleton is not easily discouraged by life’s hurdles.
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Correa: the Australian fuchsia

Correa: the Australian fuchsia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Once the darling of conservatories in eighteenth century Britain, correas have since fallen out of favour. Rare plant expert Robbie Blackhall-Miles wants to start a revival
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West Australian 'Christmas tree' blooms in Cranbourne

West Australian 'Christmas tree' blooms in Cranbourne | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The glorious Western Australian "Christmas tree" is - miraculously - blooming in Cranbourne.
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Tasmania's giant ash trees may be world's tallest

Tasmania's giant ash trees may be world's tallest | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
In the southern hemisphere grow trees that may be secret record-breakers
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Wildflowers provide seeds for the future

Wildflowers provide seeds for the future | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Seed from about 1,000 native wildflowers and grasses harvested for revegetation projects in Werribee program.
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Old ways are new again: reducing greenhouse gas emissions by fire

Old ways are new again: reducing greenhouse gas emissions by fire | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Scientists working together with indigenous land-managers have reduced Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by half a million tonnes.
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Citrus delights from the bush

Citrus delights from the bush | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
I AM always on the search for interesting and unusual plants to add to my backyard food garden.
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Drought and fire threaten WA's famous spring wildflowers

Drought and fire threaten WA's famous spring wildflowers | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Spring has sprung. This time of year is peak wildflower season in the area around Perth, and the display is a major tourism draw card. People flock to places like Lesueur National Park and the Eneabba…
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Secrets of the Eucalypt - a National Science Week event

Discover the secret life of Eucalypts and the science behind our most iconic trees with John Arnott, Manager of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cra...
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Philip Clarke’s discovery of Aboriginal plant kingdom

Philip Clarke’s discovery of Aboriginal plant kingdom | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

WHEN the young Philip Clarke arrived at the South Australian Museum as a volunteer worker in 1982, it was a musty, eccentric place, with a diverse range of near-forgotten treasures packed away. The Aboriginal artefact stores were housed in the east wing basement of the main building on Adelaide’s North Terrace. Here, in the “crypt”, a dark, dusty vault smelling strongly of ­naphthalene, Clarke began the researches that would shape and guide his life over the next three decades.

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Favourite Kimberley bush foods and medicine targeted by bio-pirates

Favourite Kimberley bush foods and medicine targeted by bio-pirates | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Local gubinge (Terminalia ferdinandiana) plant cultivation may be affected by complex patent laws and loopholes in legislation, leaving Australian native plant industries behind as overseas companies snap up the rights.

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Legwork needed to chronicle Banksia resilience

Legwork needed to chronicle Banksia resilience | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) and the University of WA (UWA) are calling on volunteer 'citizen scientists' to help determine if the range of one of WA's most well-known flora genera—the Banksia—is contracting with climate change.
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Stirling Range flora nears extinction

Stirling Range flora nears extinction | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The soil-borne water mould Phytophthora cinnamomi (dieback) has rendered unique vegetation on the peaks of the Stirling Ranges in the Great Southern to the point of being critically endangered.
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Critically endangered tree receives a leg up on Mt Imlay

A CRITICALLY endangered mallee eucalypt’s chances of survival have been boosted following a dedicated team’s trek up the 886 metre Mt Imlay to plant 20 precious seedlings.
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New England Banksia finds its place in history

New England Banksia finds its place in history | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A BANKSIA found along Waterfall Way and on the eastern edge of the Northern Tablelands above the Nambucca Valley has been declared a distinct species on the back of some determined research by postgraduate student Margaret Stimpson.
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Tasmanian farmers working on Australia's biggest river restoration project

Tasmanian farmers working on Australia's biggest river restoration project | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Australia's biggest river restoration project is underway in Tasmania's midlands.
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South West plant community on the critical list

South West plant community on the critical list | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

SCIENTISTS have classified a small, geographically-restricted ecosystem in the South West as critically endangered.

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Indigenous medicine – a fusion of ritual and remedy

Indigenous medicine – a fusion of ritual and remedy | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Indigenous Australian practices, honed over thousands of years, weave science with storytelling. In this Indigenous science series, we look at different aspects of First Australians' traditional life.

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Sydney region's first new plant find in decades

Sydney region's first new plant find in decades | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Andrew Robinson, a bushland officer with the Ku-ring-gai Council, was on his first visit to a nature reserve back in 2006 when his eyes fixed on a “straggly little thing” less than a metre from the track.
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Super trees increasing eucalyptus oil production in Victoria

Super trees increasing eucalyptus oil production in Victoria | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Eucalyptus oil is an Australian household staple – chances are you have some in the cupboard at home. It was the first indigenous product to be exported overseas in the early years of European settlement, and has since been used for a wide variety of areas from fragrances to pharmaceuticals to industry.
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Conserving Rare and Threatened Species - a National Science Week event

Neville Walsh, Senior Conservation Botanist, explains how Gardens' staff are leading the way when it comes to conservation of rare and threatened plant species.

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