Image of Babingtonia peteriana by Robert Davis Image of Chaetomorpha linum by John Huisman Image of Amyema preissii by Robert Davis Image of Scutellinia scutellata by Neale Bougher

Florabase is a dynamic and interactive resource brought to you by the Western Australian Herbarium that provides information about our State’s extraordinary botanical diversity.

The Western Australian Herbarium acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and waters from where our collections have come, and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.


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New to Nuytsia

We end Volume 33 with a baker’s dozen of new Styphelia, a novel Brachyachne, new concepts in the Leptospermum erubescens species group and we bid farewell to the monotypic Western Australian genus Corynanthera.

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Plant of the Month

December 2022

Xerochrysum wilsonii is an erect or occasionally decumbent, taprooted, perennial shrub-like herb, growing 30–180 cm high.

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Plant of the Month

November 2022

Marianthus granulatus is a very slender, rampant, twiner that grows up to 1.5m high, often covering its support with light green, silky hairy, oblong leaves.

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Plant of the Month

October 2022

Needle-leaved Smokebush is an erect or straggly shrub growing to 1.7 m tall and, as the common name suggests, it has slender, needle-like leaves up to 10 cm long.

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Plant of the Month

September 2022

Cosmelia rubra (Spindle Heath) is an erect, spindly shrub, growing to 3 m in height, with hairless flowers and twisted sheathing leaves.

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New to Nuytsia

Eleven new species were published in Nuytsia today.

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Plant of the Month

August 2022

Maireana atkinsiana (Bronze Bluebush) is an intricately branched shrub growing to 60 cm high with slightly hairy, succulent, obovoid leaves, 5–10 mm long.

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New to Nuytsia

New research was published today in Nuytsia including a revision of Balaustion (Myrtaceae).

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Updated: 7 Jul 2022
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Plant of the Month

July 2022

Darwinia polychroma (Harlequin Bell) is a tidy, compact shrub growing to 1.2 m high and featuring a pendulous inflorescence surrounded by shiny, multi-coloured bracts in several overlapping rows.

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Plant of the Month

June 2022

Aphanopetalum clematideum is a scrambling shrub or twining vine that can reach a few metres in height when growing naturally up a tree or other support.

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Plant of the Month

May 2022

Guichenotia macrantha (Large-flowered Guichenotia) is an upright, small to medium shrub growing to 1.5 m in height and boasting large crepey, soft pink to mauve flowers.

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Plant of the Month

April 2022

Praecoxanthus aphyllus (Leafless Orchid) grows to 20–40 cm high and produces a single, highly fragrant flower from March to May, making it one of the first orchids to flower in the year.

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New to Nuytsia

The stunning cover for Volume 33 has been unveiled today along with the first batch of papers for 2022.

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Plant of the Month

March 2022

This month we are highlighting the fluffy red seaweed Asparagopsis taxiformis (foxtails), which until recently might have gone unnoticed in the marine flora.

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Updated: 1 Mar 2022
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Plant of the Month

February 2022

Cephalotus follicularis (Albany Pitcher Plant) is a compact, carnivorous herb producing a flower stem up to 60 cm tall bearing an inflorescence of 4–5, very small, white-pale green flowers with white petal-like tepals, mauve filaments and white anthers.

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