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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, twinning vine growing to 3 m high.

News item thumbnail New to Nuytsia
22 Mar 2018

Among the research findings published today are new species of Hysterobaeckea and Tephrosia, and information on the Australian plant collections of Diels and Pritzel.

News item thumbnail March Plant of the Month: Martensia denticulata
6 Mar 2018

Martensia denticulata (Toothed Martensia) is a delicate, membranous red seaweed that can be found in shallow water on relatively high energy coasts in the Perth region.