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Australian Rainforest Fruits
A Field Guide
This beautifully illustrated field guide covers 504 of the most common fruiting plants found in Australia’s eastern rainforests, as well as a few species that are rare in the wild but generally well-known. These spectacular plants can be seen from Cape York to Victoria, with some species also found in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and overseas. Rainforest fruits are often beautifully colored, and in this guide the species are arranged by color of ripe fruit, then by size and form. Five broad categories – pink to purple, blue to black, yellow and orange to red, green to brown, and white – allow people with even limited botanical knowledge to identify rainforest fruits.
Australian Rainforest Fruits includes stunning artwork by Australia’s leading natural history artist, William T. Cooper. It will be sought not just by bushwalkers and natural history enthusiasts, but also by those who admire botanical art at its best.
"Budding botanists (pun intended) will find this gorgeously illustrated handbook invaluable for tropical trips."- Wild
Key to rainforest fruit
Pale pink, hot pink, reddish-pink or purple fruit
Blue to black or blackish fruit
Red, orange or yellow fruit
Green to brown fruit
Check list of fruiting rainforest plants in eastern Australia (excluding orchids)