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July Plant of the Month: Grevillea drummondii
1 Jul 2019

Grevillea drummondii (Drummond’s Grevillea) is a low spreading, densely branched shrub growing to a height of 0.3­–1.0 m.
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New Interactive Keys
6 Jun 2019

We have published three new keys on our Interactive Identification page: a key to the Chamelaucieae tribe of Myrtaceae, a key to the Peas of Western Australia, and a key to the genus Ptilotus.
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June Plant of the Month: Thelymitra pulcherrima
6 Jun 2019

Northern Queen of Sheba is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular and showy orchids of Australia, and in fact the species name is derived from the Latin pulcher meaning beautiful.
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May Plant of the Month: Vincetoxicum lineare
3 May 2019

Vincetoxicum lineare (Bush Bean) is a slender, perennial climber or trailer growing to c. 2 m long.
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New to Nuytsia
16 Apr 2019

An illustrated revision of Tribonanthes (Haemodoraceae) was published today.
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April Plant of the Month: Licea xanthospora
2 Apr 2019

Licea xanthospora is a slime mould (Myxomycete) that occurs in the Charnley River and Bachsten areas in the Kimberley region.
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New to Nuytsia
28 Mar 2019

Our first publication for 2019 released today includes a summary of changes made to our vascular plant census in 2018 along with papers on Acacia, Gastrolobium, Eremophila and Scholtzia.
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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.