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.
Lysiana casuarinae is a broadly circumscribed, aerial, parasitic plant or mistletoe that can be found growing on a range of host species.Read
Beaufortia sparsa (Swamp Bottlebrush) grows to 1–3 m high and produces spectacular, fluorescent, red-orange flowers which are arranged in bottlebrush-like spikes near the ends of the branches that continue to grow after flowering.Read
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.Read
Xerochrysum wilsonii is an erect or occasionally decumbent, taprooted, perennial shrub-like herb, growing 30–180 cm high.Read
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.Read
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.Read
Cosmelia rubra (Spindle Heath) is an erect, spindly shrub, growing to 3 m in height, with hairless flowers and twisted sheathing leaves.Read
Maireana atkinsiana (Bronze Bluebush) is an intricately branched shrub growing to 60 cm high with slightly hairy, succulent, obovoid leaves, 5–10 mm long.Read
New research was published today in Nuytsia including a revision of Balaustion (Myrtaceae).Read
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.Read
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.Read
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.Read
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.Read