The Kimberley Weed Project at the Western Australian Herbarium (PERTH), Department of Environment and Conservation, formed part of the national CRC Weed Management Program. The overall aim of this program was “to provide tools for a co-ordinated national approach to the assessment, management and prevention of new weed incursions.”
FloraBase information systems currently record about 236 alien taxa within the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. In this initial project, the WA Herbarium undertook to provide comprehensive botanical descriptions which included nomenclature, morphology, habitat and distribution for 44 alien species from the Kimberley. These species descriptions are available online here in FloraBase.
The Kimberley descriptions were created by the Weed Information Network (WIN) team using the resources of the Western Australian Herbarium information systems, preserved specimens and national and international literature. The descriptive information was entered into a DELTA database which formatted them for presentation here in FloraBase. By drawing on this range of sources, the data not only reflected the features of Kimberley plants, but also of plants from their native land. Specimens provide the physical evidence for the presence, distribution and identity of plants. All of the species in this project were represented by vouchered specimens in the Herbarium’s collection.
Species descriptions by James Carpenter, Gillian Smith, Kim Spence and Amanda Spooner
The complete list of the names for Kimberley Weeds.
List of Kimberley weeds (alphabetic by family):
List of Kimberley weeds (alphabetic by genus):