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News item thumbnail New to Nuytsia
12 Apr 2017

A new Pilbara Hibiscus and a new NT Acacia are among the research findings published today.

News item thumbnail New to Nuytsia
17 Mar 2017

A summary of last year’s changes to our vascular plant census was published yesterday along with papers on Styphelia, Hibbertia and Ptilotus.

News item thumbnail March Plant of the Month: Helminthocladia australis
14 Mar 2017

Helminthocladia australis is a mucilaginous red seaweed that ranges in size from 10-40cm, and varies in colour from red to brown to purple.