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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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Remember The Wild | A fervour for eucalypts: an interview with Dean Nicolle

Remember The Wild | A fervour for eucalypts: an interview with Dean Nicolle | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
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'Would you burn the Mona Lisa if it was sent?': Our horror bureaucratic bungle

'Would you burn the Mona Lisa if it was sent?': Our horror bureaucratic bungle | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A priceless French collection of 18th-century botanical specimens ended up being incinerated by Australian biosecurity last year. How?
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Native hibiscus dulls male libido, says Indigenous botanist

Native hibiscus dulls male libido, says Indigenous botanist | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Could our native hibiscus be the answer to male birth control?
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Australia's emblematic beauties illustrated

Australia's emblematic beauties illustrated | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Valued for their ecological and cultural values, Australia’s floral emblems represent the beauty and diversity of all our native flowers.
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Aboriginal people spread native plants by hand: study

Aboriginal people spread native plants by hand: study | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Bush-tucker plants were spread by hand across mountainous regions in New South Wales by Indigenous people, according to a new scientific theory published today.
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Bunya Power

Bunya Power | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
On Thursday morning, as my plane taxied across the tarmac of Canberra airport, thirsty jet engines warming themselves for the flight north, I began reading Ray Kerkhove's extraordinary document, The Great Bunya Gathering: Early Accounts. This compilation of stories and memories of the bunya trees of southeast Queensland captures and conveys something of the power of these majestic rainforest beings, of their capacities to…
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A Kakadu Plum opportunity for bush tucker industry development – NRM Regions Australia

A Kakadu Plum opportunity for bush tucker industry development – NRM Regions Australia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
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Indigenous harvest of gubinge proving fruitful

Indigenous harvest of gubinge proving fruitful | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Indigenous communities harvesting gubinge in Western Australia's far north are reporting some big yields this wet season.
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California's Eucalyptus Debate

California's Eucalyptus Debate | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The Bay Area is deadlocked in a battle over whether its non-native blue gum trees should be felled or protected.
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Bunnies will even eat toxic eucalyptus leaves to invade Aussie mountains

Bunnies will even eat toxic eucalyptus leaves to invade Aussie mountains | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Rabbits were not meant to eat gum leaves, but they're starting to adapt.
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Rare granite spider orchid found near Albany WA

Rare granite spider orchid found near Albany WA | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A rare orchid species only recorded in two locations in the world has made a surprise appearance in Albany, WA.
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WA Government urged to save Banksia woodland from clearing

WA Government urged to save Banksia woodland from clearing | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Conservationists call for all remaining Banksia woodland to be protected by West Australian ministers after it was listed by as a threatened ecological community by the Federal Government.
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Broome’s new bush tucker seed bank

Broome’s new bush tucker seed bank | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
DEMAND for WA’s native plant seeds is increasing for purposes ranging from revegetating former mine sites to high-end restaurants which use Aboriginal food plants in their cuisine.

Environs Kimberley in Broome and local Indigenous Rangers are in the early stages of developing a seed bank made up of bush tucker species and other culturally-significant plants to help serve this demand.
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– How-To: Propagating Native Plants with Nancy Shaw

– How-To: Propagating Native Plants with Nancy Shaw | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
If you’re looking for magic in your life, look no further than vegetative propagation.
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Wollemi Pine Conservation Program

Wollemi Pine Conservation Program | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The Wollemi Pine - the 'Dinosaur tree or 'living fossil' - is one of the greatest botanical discoveries of our time. Find out about this amazing conifer and details of research projects involving staff of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, in collaboration with other institutions.
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Botanical Names tell a Story

Botanical Names tell a Story | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Want to be on trend in 2018? Start learning the language of plants NOW!
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The ambitious plan to plant nearly 100,000 trees a day with drones

The ambitious plan to plant nearly 100,000 trees a day with drones | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Can drones help fight deforestation and climate change? This team of engineers hopes to use drones to plant 1 billion trees every year to fight an unfolding global catastrophe.
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Rare 170-year-old bunya pine chopped down after 6kg cones damaged cars

Rare 170-year-old bunya pine chopped down after 6kg cones damaged cars | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Horticulturalists and historians are outraged a 170-year-old tree rarely seen in Tasmania has been chopped down because of its dangerously large and heavy pine cones.
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Native plants add distinct flavours to Byron gin

Native plants add distinct flavours to Byron gin | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A rainforest regeneration project, where more than 35,000 native trees have been planted, has created its own pantry for making gin.
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Australian Manuka Honey Has Strong Antibacterial Properties, New Study Shows

Australian Manuka Honey Has Strong Antibacterial Properties, New Study Shows | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Australian manuka honey is at least as powerful against bacteria as the more commonly known New Zealand variety, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE.
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Prison farms commercial bush food crops

Prison farms commercial bush food crops | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The Townsville Prison Farm considers turning Indigenous bush foods into commercial crops.
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Securing the future of the Wollemi pine

Securing the future of the Wollemi pine | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
It has been cultivated and can be found in nurseries worldwide. But the Wollemi pine’s future in the wild remains precarious.
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Parks Victoria - New Grevillea species discovered in North Eastern Victoria

Parks Victoria - New Grevillea species discovered in North Eastern Victoria | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A new species of native Grevillea has been identified in the Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park, in the north-east of Victoria, near Corryong. Specimens were first collected by then Parks Victoria Ranger Peter Ashton in 2000, from a small population on the Mount Burrowa walking track.
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Rare spiny daisy back from brink in South Australia

Rare spiny daisy back from brink in South Australia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
One of Australia's rarest flowers is now growing well at sites across South Australia's Riverland region.
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