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Plants of Central Queensland

Identification and Uses of Native and Introduced Species

Hardback
June 2016
9781486302253
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    8th June 2016
  • ISBN 9781486302253
  • Language English
  • Pages 580 pp.
  • Size 7.875" x 10.25"
  • Images 522 color photos & 281 maps
$120.00

Australian conservation and sustainable productivity requires an understanding of individual plant species in order to manage vegetation well. Plants of Central Queensland provides a guide for identifying and understanding plants of the region so that pastoralists and others can be better equipped to manage the vegetation resource of our grazing lands.

The book provides information on the habitat, distribution, foliage and fruits of 525 plant species. Informative notes highlighting declared, poisonous, weed and medicinal plants are included, and plants useful for bees and bush tucker are also noted. These are the most important plants you might see if you live in or travel through central Queensland.

Plants of Central Queensland is based on a previous work of the same title but is greatly expanded, incorporating information on an additional 285 plant species.

* Covers both introduced and native species
* Informative and easy-to-read
* Simple keys are provided to assist in identifying plants
* Well illustrated with over 850 color photographs
* Distribution map for each species
* Description for each species covers habit, leaves, flowers and fruits
* Additional information is given on habitat and distribution including notes on palatability or toxicity to livestock

Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgements
How to use this book

Plant groups
Ferns
Palms and Cycads
Aerial plants
Orchids
Palms and Cycads
Elkhorn
Trees and shrubs
Mangroves
Wattles
Angophoras, Corymbias and Eucalypts
Others
Vines and creepers
Cacti
Herbaceous plants
Water plants
Sedges and Matrush
Grasses

Further reading
Index

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson was a research scientist for more than 30 years with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, where his work focused on habitat evaluation and monitoring the impacts of grazing in central Queensland. He has a deep understanding of the natural history of the region and now spends his retirement sharing his interest and knowledge with those who can gain benefit from it.