Australian Plants...
Follow
Find
2.8K views | +2 today
 
Scooped by ANPSA
onto Australian Plants on the Web
Scoop.it!

The fight to save the iconic banksia of Wilsons Prom

The fight to save the iconic banksia of Wilsons Prom | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Volunteers, staff at Parks Victoria and researchers from Latrobe University are part of a long haul fight to figure out what is killing one of Wilsons Promontory's most iconic plants, the coastal banksia.
more...
No comment yet.
Australian Plants on the Web
Up to date news about the Australian flora
Curated by ANPSA
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Increasing global demand for eucalyptus oil

Increasing global demand for eucalyptus oil | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Increasing demand for eucalyptus oil has seen an oil mallee distillery restarted in WA's Wheatbelt.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Fusing cells offers 'mind-blowing opportunities' for native plant cultivation

Fusing cells offers 'mind-blowing opportunities' for native plant cultivation | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Scientists discover the future of native flower breeding through a special seedling process called somatic fusion.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Fire used to help save WA's spiral-fruited wattle

Fire used to help save WA's spiral-fruited wattle | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Prescribed burning is being used to help regenerate the critically endangered Acacia cochlocarpa subsp. cochlocarpa.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Rare, endangered and sexually deceptive: orchids

Rare, endangered and sexually deceptive: orchids | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Victoria’s yellow-lip spider-orchid isn’t quite what you’d expect: it’s tiny, green and grows a potato-like tuber. It’s also vanishingly rare. Ann Jones learns how these minute plants illustrate ecosystem complexity—without a specific fungus, a specific wasp and a specific grub there can be no orchid.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Bush plants could be a saviour of western medicine as antibiotics fail

Bush plants could be a saviour of western medicine as antibiotics fail | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Research in WA shows that red gum resin has antibacterial properties. From the South Coast to the Kimberley, more people are interested in translating Aboriginal knowledge into commercial products.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Canberra's Indigenous gardener Adam Shipp reaps rewards at Greening Australia

Canberra's Indigenous gardener Adam Shipp reaps rewards at Greening Australia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Adam Shipp has been growing some tasty treats at the Koori bush tucker garden at Aranda.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

‘Island’ grevillea drifts through time

‘Island’ grevillea drifts through time | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

GENETIC testing of the bird-pollinated Grevillea georgeana (Proteaceae) on ‘terrestrial islands’ in WA has found most are so isolated that their evolution has become driven by genetic drift.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Native foods helping citrus farmer value add

Native foods helping citrus farmer value add | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A Riverland farmer is making the most out of native food crops by turning them into flavouring essence.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

ANZAC grevillea hybrid marks centenary celebrations

ANZAC grevillea hybrid marks centenary celebrations | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

THROUGH an intense breeding program of native flora, Kings Park botanists have provided the Western Australian RSL with a commemorative grevillea in time for the Anzac Centenary.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Tas researchers seize rare opportunity to bank seeds of native conifers

Tas researchers seize rare opportunity to bank seeds of native conifers | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Tasmanian researchers are scrambling to collect the seeds of native conifer tree species during a sudden fruiting period.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Roth Hetherington Reserve renewed by upskilling asylum seekers

Roth Hetherington Reserve renewed by upskilling asylum seekers | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Asylum seekers have worked voluntarily to restore the Western Australia garden at the Roth Hetherington Reserve.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Climate change likely to be responsible for Monaro dieback

Climate change likely to be responsible for Monaro dieback | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A researcher says climate change is most likely behind eucalypt dieback on the Monaro, in NSW.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

People power saves endangered species in the plant world

People power saves endangered species in the plant world | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Having abseiled into a deep rainforest gorge in the Blue Mountains, bushwalker David Noble found himself surrounded by strange conifers with leaves like fern fronds and bark like a chocolate crackle. He had never seen such trees before and so Noble – who also happened to be a parks and wildlife officer – pocketed a leaf. 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Celia Rosser - aka the Banksia lady - and her life botanic

Celia Rosser - aka the Banksia lady - and her life botanic | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Surely one of the worst things to say to an artist wanting to paint a flower that looks alive enough to pick, is that looks like it has been cut for a week. When botanist Alex George dared make such an utterance to Celia Rosser early on in their Monash Banksia Project it was a turning point. Immediately, the artist, who left school when she was 14 and had forged a career between cutting kids lunches, washing clothes and preparing dinner, determined that she would not remain for another minute in the studio while others collected her specimens.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Rare daisy becomes WA's 10,000th native plant species

Rare daisy becomes WA's 10,000th native plant species | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A rare daisy is identified as the 10,000th native plant species in WA, marking the state as one of the richest areas for plant species in the world.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Fire-wise Hakea's invest in larger, fewer seeds

Fire-wise Hakea's invest in larger, fewer seeds | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Some of the south-west's iconic Hakea plants that are able to survive bushfires are more likely to have bigger, fewer seeds than those killed by flames, researchers have discovered.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

WeedFutures - Determining Current and Future Weed Threats in Australia

WeedFutures - Determining Current and Future Weed Threats in Australia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

WeedFutures is a decision-support tool that provides users with the ability to interrogate individual profiles for over 500 non-native naturalised and invasive plant species within Australia and assess weed threats for regions of interest under current and predicted future climates.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Jackie French reviews 'Australian Plants for Canberra Region gardens'

Jackie French reviews 'Australian Plants for Canberra Region gardens' | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
You can't just plant half a dozen grevilleas, a thryptomene and a banskia and call it a native garden. This latest edition of a great gardening book for Canberra is blooming marvellous.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Knee-high rainforest: push for Unesco protection in Western Australia's Kwongan country – video

Knee-high rainforest: push for Unesco protection in Western Australia's Kwongan country – video | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A group of scientists in Western Australia are leading the bid for a Unesco world heritage area to be created in the south-west of the state
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Fire linked to dieback spread

Fire linked to dieback spread | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

FIRE has the potential to increase the range and severity of Phytophthora dieback in native plant communities infected with the disease, suggests a study at the Stirling Range National Park near Albany.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Brazil to decide on whether to approve world's first GM eucalyptus trees

Brazil to decide on whether to approve world's first GM eucalyptus trees | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The world’s first commercially planted genetically-modified trees may be approved in Brazil, when officials rule on the safety of a newly engineered variety of eucalyptus.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Research findings back up Aboriginal legend on origin of palm trees

Research findings back up Aboriginal legend on origin of palm trees | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Ecologist amazed an Aboriginal legend about the origin of the palm tree in Central Australia backs up his research.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

Angus and John talk Kangaroo Paw 'Rampaging Roy Slaven' and ASPECT

Rampaging Roy Slaven' Kangaroo Paws available at most Australian plant retailers. For every plant purchased 10 cents is donated to ASPECT.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ANPSA
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.