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News item thumbnail New to Nuytsia
18 May 2018

New species of Opercularia, Ptilotus, Tecticornia and Hibbertia were published yesterday.

News item thumbnail May Plant of the Month: Eucalyptus rhodantha
4 May 2018

Eucalyptus rhodantha (Rose Mallee) is a small, spreading mallee growing to 3m high with contrasting silver-grey foliage and large, pendulous red flowers.

News item thumbnail April Plant of the Month: Dioscorea hastifolia
3 Apr 2018

Dioscorea hastifolia (Warrine) is a dioecious (with separate male and female plants), tuberous, twining vine growing to 3 m high.