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.
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
The stunning cover for Volume 33 has been unveiled today along with the first batch of papers for 2022.Read
This month we are highlighting the fluffy red seaweed Asparagopsis taxiformis (foxtails), which until recently might have gone unnoticed in the marine flora.Read
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.Read
Pelloe’s Babingtonia is a shrub growing to 0.3–0.6 m high, usually with an open habit and erect slender stems bearing numerous short lateral branchlets.Read
Nuytsia finishes with a flourish this year, featuring a publication by the indomitable Dr Barbara Rye.Read