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Local seeds vital for effective banksia restoration

Local seeds vital for effective banksia restoration | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

BOTANISTS are analysing spatial genetic structure within keystone species, to enable better seed sourcing....

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World Architecture Festival 2013 - Landscape winner: The Australian Garden, Cranbourne

World Architecture Festival 2013 - Landscape winner: The Australian Garden, Cranbourne | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
World Architecture Festival, the annual event for architects worldwide. At the heart of the Architecture Festival, WAF, is the largest architectural awards programme in the world.
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eCite - The response of eucalypt populations to a changing environment

eCite - The response of eucalypt populations to a changing environment | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The response of eucalypt populations to a changing environment
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Why don't trees grow above a particular altitude?

Why don't trees grow above a particular altitude? | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Why is it that after one billion years of evolution trees still do not grow above the 3,000 metre level? It seems weird that they haven't adapted to lower temperatures or less oxygen — or whatever — after so many generations?

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Eucalypts of WA's Wheatbelt Book

Eucalypts of WA's Wheatbelt Book | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

159 species described in detail (all eucalypts occuring naturally in the wheatbelt of Western Australia).

360 descriptive pages.

1300 images complimenting each species.

The science of identifying all species explained. Botanical names explained.

All species fully described, many for the first time. On-line taxonomic key.

Distribution maps meticulously compiled, uses, names, types, species history and comparisons all included.

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The beauty of bush foods

The beauty of bush foods | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Do you eat lilly pillies off hedges in the street? Or sprinkle lemon myrtle in your cooking?

 

Australian bush foods possess unique flavours, have exceptional antioxidant properties (see CSIRO) and reduce our toll on the environment. Yet many of us know little about how to find or use them.

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The Effect of Vineyard Proximity to Eucalyptus Trees on Sensory Characteristics of Red Wine

The Effect of Vineyard Proximity to Eucalyptus Trees on Sensory Characteristics of Red Wine | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Can proximity to a grove of Eucalyptus trees result in wines with flavors or aromas associated with that of Eucalyptus?  In certain regions of Australia, and other locations with populations of Euc...
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Take a walk in the wildflowers - Alice Springs

Take a walk in the wildflowers - Alice Springs | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
This spring Central Australia is set to bloom with carpets of wildflowers. Take a sneak peek with Gary Dinham from the Alice Springs Desert Park.
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The Australian Garden, Cranbourne

The Australian Garden, Cranbourne | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

In a former sand quarry, a new botanic garden has been completed, one that allows visitors to follow a metaphorical journey of water through the Australian landscape, from the desert to the coastal fringe.

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Tassie forests added to World Heritage Area

Tassie forests added to World Heritage Area | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A further 170,000ha of Tasmanian forest have been World Heritage listed, to the delight of environmentalists.
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Commercial plantation plan for Kakadu Plum

Commercial plantation plan for Kakadu Plum | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The Northern Territory Government is considering releasing land near Darwin for commercial plantations of the bush food Kakadu Plum.
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UQ Churchill Fellow to trace macadamia's millions

UQ Churchill Fellow to trace macadamia's millions | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A scientist from UQ's Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) has set out to re-trace the steps of a 19th century naval captain who kick-started the international macadamia industry.
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Designer eucalypts for urban landscapes

Designer eucalypts for urban landscapes | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
University of Adelaide researchers are working with the Australian nursery industry to produce 'designer eucalypts' more suitable for our home gardens and urban landscapes than many trees currently available.
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High-tech storage to preserve plant life

Australia's endangered plant species have been thrown a lifeline with the opening of the world's largest plant bank on Sydney's outskirts.
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Esperance Wildflowers: Eremophila alternifolia – Broad-leaf Form

Esperance Wildflowers: Eremophila alternifolia – Broad-leaf Form | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Aboriginals had many uses for this plant and dried foliage was commonly carried with them for medical and/or ceremonial occasions. Medically it was used as an antiseptic and to alleviate pain and fever; the foliage contains verbascoside, which is antibacterial, an antioxidant and has analgesic effects. It also.....

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Eucalypt expert shares SA species knowledge

Eucalypt expert shares SA species knowledge | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
South Australia is home to 103 different types of eucalypts, and arborist Dean Nicolle has met them all.
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Why Dryandras have changed their name

Why Dryandras have changed their name | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

The Western Australian Herbarium has recently changed the names of all species of Dryandra to an equivalent name in Banksia.

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California Historical Society: The Eucalyptus in California

California Historical Society: The Eucalyptus in California | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

While many voices are heard about the future of Eucalyptus trees in urban California this book, from the time these trees were first planted there, provides an interesting historical perspective.

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Little-known UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

Little-known UC Santa Cruz Arboretum | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
While the plantings are unfamiliar, native creatures seem to feel right at home - especially the hundreds of hummingbirds, who zing recklessly through the shrubbery and fill the air with a shrilling, squeaking chatter.
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Eucalyptus macrocarpa is giving nano-medicine a boost

Eucalyptus macrocarpa is giving nano-medicine a boost | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Murdoch University researchers have developed a 'green' method to create antibacterial gold nanoparticles for potential use in the medical field with the help of common eucalyptus leaves.
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Flora of the Pilliga Forests

Flora of the Pilliga Forests | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

The Pilliga Forest is the largest remaining continuous remnant of semi-arid woodland in NSW, consisting of about 500,000 hectares of public bushland.

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Eucalyptus depauperata - A red-flowering species

Eucalyptus depauperata - A red-flowering species | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

This small mallee eucalypt is very similar to Eucalyptus eremophila subsp. eremophila (see here), and was once lumped in with that species as I also did, until I had reason to view my complete collection of specimens. It then became apparent that I had two species, one with much smaller buds and fruits (difficult to appreciate from photographs), which turned out to be Eucalyptus depauperata.

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Rare southern Queensland flower in bloom - Homoranthus vagans

Rare southern Queensland flower in bloom - Homoranthus vagans | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

On a small property near Inglewood is a little shrub called Homoranthus Vagans. To the untrained eye, it's just another bush plant, but what this little groundcover lacks in 'sex appeal', it makes up in uniqueness.

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Eucalyptus: California Icon, Fire Hazard and Invasive Species

Eucalyptus: California Icon, Fire Hazard and Invasive Species | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
After more than 150 years on the California landscape, eucalyptus trees have iconic status for some Californians.
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Family preserves eucalyptus distillery

Family preserves eucalyptus distillery | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
 There's a perfumed, warm breeze coming towards me - a deep breath and my head clears.
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