This Group was initially formed with the aim of studying the cultivation and propagation of the genus Beaufortia, a small genus of about 19 species, all of which occur naturally only in south Western Australia. The Group was later expanded to include several other closely related genera - Eremaea, Regelia and Phymatocarpus. All four are also closely related to the more familiar Melaleuca. The Group commenced in 1977 and closed in 1984 but its newsletters are available for download from the links below.
|Left: Beaufortia decussata. Right: Regelia velutina.
Photos: Brian Walters
The Study Group's newsletters document reports from members into cultivation issues, propagation methods and natural occurrences of different species. The newsletters also include information on the taxonomy of the plants being studied.
Further information on the characteristics and cultivation of Beaufortia and its relatives is available from the 'Leptospermum Alliance' section of the website.