Chamelaucium and its Relatives - Further Information

Most books dealing with Australian native plants will contain useful information on the botany and horticulture of Chamelaucium and its relatives. Some of the most detailed references are listed below.

Books:

  • Blake, T (1981), "A Guide to Darwinia and Homoranthus", Society for Growing Australian Plants, Maroondah Group, Ringwood.
  • Elliot, R and Jones D (1982 to current), "The Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants", All volumes, Lothian Publishing Company Pty Ltd, Melbourne.
  • George, E (2002), "Verticordia: Turner of Hearts", University of Western Australia Press, Perth.

Journals:

  • Bean AR (1995); "Reinstatement and revision of the genus Triplarina Raf. (Myrtaceae)". Austrobaileya 4, 353-367.
  • Bean AR (1997a); "Reinstatement of the genus Babingtonia Lindl. (Myrtaceae, Leptospermoideae)". Austrobaileya 4, 627-645.
  • Bean AR (1997b); "A revision of Baeckea (Myrtaceae) in eastern Australia, Malesia and south-east Asia". Telopea 7, 245-268.
  • Bean AR (1999); "A revision of the Babingtonia virgata (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) F.Muell. complex (Myrtaceae) in Australia". Austrobaileya 5, 157-171.
  • Wilson P.G., O'Brien M, Gadek P.A. and Quinn C.J (2001); "Myrtaceae revisited: a reassessment of infrafamilial groups", American Journal of Botany, 88:2013-2025.
  • Wilson P.G., Heslewood, M.M. and Quinn C.J (2007); "Re-evaluation of the genus Babingtonia (Myrtaceae) in eastern Australia and New Caledonia", Australian Systematic Botany 20, 302-318,.

Several issues of the Society's journal "Australian Plants" are particularly useful for those interested in Chamelaucium and related plants.

  • Vol 1, No.3 June 1960; "Some Observations on the Genus Verticordia".
  • Vol 1, No.5 December 1960; "Try Verticordia from Seed".
  • Vol 1, No.6 March 1961; "Verticordia for the Garden".
  • Vol 3, No.23 June 1965; "Pileanthus; The 'Copper Cups' Genus".
  • Vol 4, No.30 March 1967; "Heath Myrtles; Thryptomene, Micromyrtus and Baeckea".
  • Vol 4, No.30 March 1967; "Baeckea".
  • Vol 4, No.30 March 1967; "Heath Myrtles; A Few Comparable Genera in the Family Myrtaceae".
  • Vol 4, No.31 June 1967; "Hypocalymma".
  • Vol 4, No.32 September 1967; "Waxflowers of W. A.".
  • Vol 4, No.32 September 1967; "Chamelauciums".
  • Vol 4, No.32 September 1967; "The Geraldton Wax".
  • Vol 9, Nos.69 and 70 December 1976 and March 1977; A two-part, detailed description of the myrtle family including a botanical outline of the features of the Myrtaceae.
  • Vol 10, No.80 September 1979; "Verticordia - As I See Them".
  • Vol 12, No.95 June 1983; "Actinodium".
  • Vol 12, No.99 March 1984; "Verticordia - Studies in Propagation"
  • Vol 14, No.110 March 1987; "Darwinia"
  • Vol 14, No.111 June 1987; "Darwinia - Some Western Species"
  • Vol 14, No.112 September 1987; Myrtles, including Malleostemon.
  • Vol 14, No.113 December 1987; "Rinzia"
  • Vol 15, No.123 June 1990; Most of this issue is dedicated to Calytrix
  • Vol 17, No.134 March 1993; "Grafting the Grampians Thryptomene"
  • Vol 18, No.145 December 1995; Most of this issue is dedicated to Verticordia
  • Vol 18, No.146 March 1996; "Growing Darwinia - Grafted for Reliability"
  • Vol 18, No.146 March 1996; "Darwinia"
  • Vol 21, No.168 September 2001; "Darwinia"
  • Vol 22, No.175 June 2003; "Domestication of 'Golden Cascade' (Corynanthera flava)"
  • Vol 22, No.177 December 2003; "Coppercups; The Genus Pileanthus"
  • Vol 22, No.179 June 2004; "Balaustion; Native Pomegranates"

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