The thousands of visitors to the spring wildflower displays of the southwest of Western Australia can easily identify the plants that they see with this two-volume Flora of the South West: Bunbury–Augusta–Denmark by Judy Wheeler, Neville Marchant and Margaret Lewington. The books cover the flora of the wetter part of the south west (800–1000mm of rain per annum), containing a staggering 2060 species in an area about 200km long and an average 50km wide.
Six identification keys, each based on a major flower colour, include thumbnail sketches to confirm each couplet choice. The two volumes contain individual descriptions of the species, information about their distribution, conservation status and flowering times, and further sketches of their critical characteristics.
Because the area covered includes most of the major habitats of the broader south west (sandplains, Karri and Jarrah forest, Marri and Tuart woodlands, swamps and sedgelands), the books will be useful also in adjacent inland areas, and along the coast towards Albany. These attractively produced books are designed for use by enthusiastic amateurs, and can make future wildflower tours to this part of the country far more than an Ooh! Ahh! experience.
About this book
Flora of Australia Supplementary Series Number 12
University of Western Australia Press/
Australian Biological Resources Study
0 642 56816 2
978 0 642 56816 8
250 × 176 mm (B5)
Number of pages
Two volumes in slip case
xiv + 972 pages
volume 1: i–470
volume 2: 470–972
all taxa illustrated
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