Volume 18 of the Flora of Australia contains 9 families, 45 genera and 322 species. They are spread over a wide geographical and ecological range, from coastal mangroves to alpine herbs, from desert plants to submerged aquatics.
Two families, Halagoraceae and Thymeleaceae, each contain over 100 species in Australia, the latter family including Pimelea (banjines or rice flowers). Onagraceae includes willow herb and evening primrose, while Combretaceae includes the widespread genus Terminalia.
Other families in the Volume are Podostemaceae (aquatic plants), Sonnerataceae (mangroves), Lythraceae (tropical and temperate herbs and shrubs), Melastomataceae (tropical plants often with colourful flowers) and Gunneraceae (1 bogland species in Tasmania).
This volume covers 9 families, 45 genera and 322 species.
17 new taxa are described, as well as some new combinations and lectotypifications.
This volume is dedicated to Dr Hansjörg Eichler.
Hansjörg was a strong supporter of the Flora concept over many years, contributed greatly to the initial planning, and remained a valued adviser to the project until his death in 1992.
About this book
Flora of Australia
ISBN-10: 0 644 10472 4
ISBN-13: 978 0 644 10472 2
ISBN-10: 0 644 10474 0
ISBN-13: 978 0 644 10474 6
250 × 176 mm (B5)
Number of pages
xvi + 349 pages
supplementary glossary, index
Hardcover and Softcover
49 colour plates
57 black and white plates
This book is available from bookshops which stock botanical titles or CSIRO Publishing