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.
Cheiranthera simplicifolia is a very inconspicuous shrub except when in flower in late spring, from September to October.Read
Hibbertia miniata (Orange Hibbertia) is a sprawling, multi-stemmed shrub, growing to 20–40 cm high.Read
The stars aligned today for Nuytsia with the publication of several new papers.Read
Juliet Wege is teaming up with Ben Anderson (WA Herbarium) and Felix Forest (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) to sequence 240 members of the triggerplant family in partnership with Bioplatforms Australia as part of the Genomics for Australian Plants initiative.Read
Siegfriedia, with the single species S. darwinioides, is a monotypic genus in the family Rhamnaceae.Read
Styphelia tortifolia is a low compact shrub, growing to 0.6 m in height and producing a spectacular display of firecracker red, tubular flowers from about June to September.Read
Following hot on the heels of the release of Florabase 3.0 are the first 10 papers in this year’s volume of Nuytsia.Read
Wurmbea densiflora is a small lily that grows to 10–20 cm tall, with dense spikes of bright or sometimes pale pink flowers.Read
This colourful flower variant of Banksia seminuda (River Banksia) displays yellow perianths typical of the species but features vibrant red styles instead of the usual bright yellow.Read
Eriochilus dilatatus subsp. multiflorus is commonly known as the White Bunny Orchid.Read
March is becoming seaweed month, and this year we go underwater at the Houtman Abrolhos Islands to view one of the most spectacular of the seaweeds.Read
Pilostyles hamiltoniorum is a completely parasitic plant that lacks chlorophyll and therefore does not photosynthesise.Read
With its masses of shell-pink flowers, Scholtzia involucrata (Spiked Scholtzia) is a standout species in the WA landscape throughout the summer months.Read