AUSTRALIAN PLANTS ONLINE


Number 7...September 1997
ISSN 1326-7469


Australian Plants online is published in March, June, September and December by the Society for Growing Australian Plants, a non-profit, voluntary organisation dedicated to the growing, conservation, preservation, promotion and appreciation of Australian native plants.


First Cuttings
Odds and Ends
Birdlife returns; Sneezin' up a storm; Cultivar watch; Media watch.


Features
Australian Floral Emblems 7; Anigozanthos manglesii
The "Red and Green Kangaroo Paw" - the floral emblem of Western Australia.

Quondong
The Quandong (Santalum acuminatum) is a desert plant with a big future.

Propagating the Quandong
Meeting the challenge of propagating this root-parasite.

Guests and Pests!- Australian plants overseas
Australian plants as weeds at home and abroad.

Australian Native Poisonous Plants
The importance and scope of plant poisoning in Australia.

Protecting and creating habitat in bushland and local parks and gardens
Practical advice for assisting urban wildlife.

Australian Hibiscus (and relatives) in Pots
Often overlooked (even by enthusiasts), Australian hibiscus have much to offer.



Departments

Electronic Mailbox
Problems, comments, suggestions...and a few answers.

Short Cuts
From tree to seed; Tea tree oil; The "Bog Method"; Viruses and orchids; Eremophila racemosa - Back from the brink; Eight ways to kill cuttings.

A Good Read
Reviews of current print and electronic publications on the Australian flora.

Net Watch
Sites worth visiting...you're sure to agree!

Back Issues
...see what you've missed and download early articles!




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Wordprocessing: Maureen McGuire, Sandra Cook, Jan Heslep
Editor: Brian Walters

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Australian Plants online - September 1997
Copyright 1997,The Society for Growing Australian Plants

Issue date: 6 September 1997