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Nuytsia

Western Australia’s Journal of Systematic Botany.

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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.

News item thumbnail FloraBase Keys Updated
9 Feb 2017

The Lucid keys we provide have been updated and now no longer require the installation of the Java browser plugin.