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December Plant of the Month: Amphipogon laguroides subsp. havelii
1 Dec 2016

Amphipogon laguroides subsp. havelii is an erect, perennial grass that grows in dense tufts to 35 cm high.
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FloraBase updated
1 Dec 2016

We updated FloraBase today to fix a few problems. Photos now display correctly on the Photos page, maps now display correctly on the Map page, and the Nuytsia pages now correctly list articles on the main page as well as the Current Issue page.
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22 Nov 2016

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November Plant of the Month: Philydrella drummondii
3 Nov 2016

Philydrella drummondii (Greater Butterfly Flower) is an erect, bulbaceous, perennial herb that grows to 25 cm tall.
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October Plant of the Month: Xerochrysum macranthum
1 Oct 2016

The distinctive white or yellow (sometimes bronze) flowers of Xerochrysum macranthum with their shiny, petal-like bracts provide a spectacular display from Spring to Autumn.
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Australia's new $5 note features Prickly Moses
1 Sep 2016

When we read that Australia's new $5 note would feature the Prickly Moses wattle, we checked to see which one and found that it is Acacia verticillata subsp. ovoidea, and not the Western Australian Acacia pulchella.
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September Plant of the Month: Diplopeltis petiolaris
1 Sep 2016

Diplopeltis petiolaris (Coastal Pepperflower) is a suckering perennial herb that produces attractive sprays of pink flowers from July to September.
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August Plant of the Month: Utricularia menziesii
3 Aug 2016

Utricularia menziesii (Redcoats) is a small tuberous, insectivorous herb with bright red flowers, growing to a few centimetres in height.
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July Plant of the Month: Hybanthus calycinus
1 Jul 2016

Hybanthus calycinus (Wild Violet) is a delicate, perennial herb to 60 cm high.
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New to Nuytsia
1 Jul 2016

New species of Allocasuarina, Beaufortia and Tetratheca are among the research findings published today.
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June "Plant" of the Month: Amanita fibrillopes
16 Jun 2016

Amanita fibrillopes (Bush Elf Amanita) is one of the most easily recognised local mushrooms.
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New to Nuytsia
13 May 2016

New species of Malleostemon, Thismia and Vigna are among the research findings published today.
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12 May 2016

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May Plant of the Month: Hakea petiolaris subsp. trichophylla
2 May 2016

Hakea petiolaris subsp. trichophylla is one of three subspecies of what is commonly referred to as the Sea Urchin Hakea, a species with glorious, bird-attracting inflorescences that bloom in autumn and early winter.
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April Plant of the Month: Billardiera laxiflora
1 Apr 2016

Billardiera laxiflora is a slender twining shrub or vine with delicate sprays of white flowers which can be seen from February to June in southern parts of the south-west region.
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New to Nuytsia
31 Mar 2016

A summary of last year's changes to WA’s vascular plant census was published today along with papers on Amanita and Vigna.
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March Plant of the Month: Podocarpus drouynianus
1 Mar 2016

Podocarpus drouynianus (Wild Plum) is a resprouting, coniferous shrub with separate male and female plants (dioecy). The purple, fleshy ‘fruits’ (female cones) are complex structures equivalent to, but very different from, pine cones.
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February Plant of the Month: Thysanotus sparteus
16 Feb 2016

Thysanotus sparteus (Leafless Fringed Lily) is a rhizomatous, perennial herb 0.2–1.5 m high. This pretty, leafless plant displays a delicate splash of purple flowers from October–February.
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New to Nuytsia
13 Nov 2015

Volume 26 of Nuytsia was published on Tue 3 November and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Western Australian Botanic Garden at Kings Park with the description of 50 new species from across WA.
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November Plant of the Month: Carpobrotus virescens
3 Nov 2015

Carpobrotus virescens (Coastal Pigface) is a prostrate, spreading shrub 0.1–0.3 m high and 0.5–3 m wide with succulent, triangular-shaped leaves which are slightly concave on the upper surface.
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New to Nuytsia
9 Oct 2015

New papers on Hibbertia, Isopogon and Stylidium were published today.
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Nuytsia Orders
5 Oct 2015

Order your print copies of Volumes 25 & 26 (2015) before 30 October online at http://goo.gl/forms/w1ERVXEtIz.
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New to Nuytsia
21 Sep 2015

Articles on Babingtonia, Hysterobaeckea, Indigofera and Stylidium were published on Friday 18 September.
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September Plant of the Month: Diplolaena andrewsii
4 Sep 2015

Diplolaena andrewsii (Wild Native Rose) is an attractive, compact shrub to 1m high with dense stellate hairs on both sides of the leaves and beautiful pendulous flowers that are produced throughout winter and spring.
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Application Server Maintenance
7 Aug 2015

FloraBase will be down intermittently during this weekend between 6pm today (Friday 7 August) and 7am Monday 10 August 2015 for application server maintenance.
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August “Plant” of the Month: Pyronema omphalodes
3 Aug 2015

Pyronema omphalodes is a wonderful and extraordinary fungus that requires fire to stimulate its growth and fruiting.
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New to Nuytsia
20 Jul 2015

New species of Lasiopetalum and Mitrasacme are among the research findings published on Friday 3 July.
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July Plant of the Month: Eucalyptus pyriformis
20 Jul 2015

Eucalyptus pyriformis (the Pear-fruited Mallee or Dowerin Rose) is an ornamental mallee endemic to the northern Avon Wheatbelt and Geraldton Sandplains.