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News item thumbnail New to Nuytsia
13 Dec 2016

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

News item thumbnail December Plant of the Month: Amphipogon laguroides subsp. havelii
1 Dec 2016

Amphipogon laguroides subsp. havelii is an erect, perennial grass that grows in dense tufts to 35 cm high.

News item thumbnail FloraBase updated
1 Dec 2016

We updated FloraBase today to fix a few problems. Photos now display correctly on the Photos page, maps now display correctly on the Map page, and the Nuytsia pages now correctly list articles on the main page as well as the Current Issue page.