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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.

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20 Jan 2017

Articles on Allan Cunningham and the Boab, Xerochrysum and Rinzia were published today.

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13 Dec 2016

23 new species from a range of genera were published today.