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Plants of Subtropical Eastern Australia
Plants of Subtropical Eastern Australia describes the rich flora of this biogeographically distinct region located on the east coast of Australia, covering the north coast of New South Wales and South-East Queensland. This guide presents a selection of common, threatened and ecologically significant plants found in the region’s major vegetation habitats including rainforest, heathland, grassy forest, wetlands and rock outcrops.
More than 500 plants are featured, with photographs and descriptive features enabling the reader to identify any species encountered. Interesting biological, cultural and historical characteristics of each species are included, along with notes on the plant’s biogeography and a map of its distribution.
Suitable for anyone with an interest in plant ecology and botany, Plants of Subtropical Eastern Australia is the definitive guide to this beautiful region of Australia and its unique flora.
- Presents an overview of the wide range of ecosystems in this biologically important region
- Species accounts detail the ecology, biogeography and taxonomy of more than 500 of the region’s plants
- Readers will be able to identify plants most likely to be encountered, and gain an understanding of the wider biogeographical relationships of common and rare species.
The Region Defined
The Flora of Subtropical Eastern Australia
General Vegetation Types
Swamp Forest and Wetland
Shrubby Dry Sclerophyll Forest
Grassy Dry Sclerophyll Forest
Wet Sclerophyll Forest
Upland Wet Sclerophyll Forest
Montane Heath and Rock Outcrop
Glossary and Abbreviations