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March Plant of the Month: Dasya villosa
1 Mar 2019

Dasya villosa (Hairy Dasya) is a red seaweed that is widely distributed on southern Australian coastlines, occurring as far north on the west coast as Rottnest Island.
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February Plant of the Month: Banksia baxteri
1 Feb 2019

Banksia baxteri (Baxter’s Banksia) is a compact shrub or small tree growing to 4 metres high.
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New to Nuytsia
13 Dec 2018

Our final ePublication of 2018 includes new species of Tephrosia, Triodia and Hydrocotyle, and a key to Ptilotus in WA.
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November Plant of the Month: Dasypogon hookeri
1 Nov 2018

Dasypogon hookeri (Pineapple Bush) is an unusual arborescent monocot that can grow to 3 m tall, with numerous straplike leaves.
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September Plant of the Month: Calandrinia quartzitica
3 Sep 2018

Calandrinia quartzitica is currently known to occur from the edge of five salt lakes just north of Kalgoorlie in the Eastern Murchison sub-bioregion.
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August Plant of the Month: Thomasia grandiflora
2 Aug 2018

Thomasia grandiflora (Large Flowered Thomasia) is a low multi-stemmed shrub to 1 metre high, it has large, often pendulous purple flowers with a papery, crinkled appearance.
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New to Nuytsia
13 Jul 2018

New species of Lasiopetalum, Ptilotus, Hydrocotyle and Calandrinia were published today along with a key to WA species of Lasiopetalum.
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July Plant of the Month: Olearia rudis
13 Jul 2018

Olearia rudis (Rough Daisybush) is a ray of sunshine on a cloudy winter’s day, with its showy, mauve flowers on display from July-November.
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New to Nuytsia
18 May 2018

New species of Opercularia, Ptilotus, Tecticornia and Hibbertia were published yesterday.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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February Plant of the Month: Ottelia ovalifolia
5 Feb 2018

Ottelia ovalifolia (Swamp Lily) is a perennial or annual, tufted, aquatic plant with floating leaves and flowers.