Fabaceae Study Group

The Fabaceae Study Group is one of a number of such Groups whose aims are to further knowledge about the cultivation, propagation and conservation of specific Australian plants. As in all study groups, the members' work is carried out in their own homes and gardens and in their own spare time.

This Group was formed with the aim of studying the cultivation and propagation of the Australian members of the 'pea-flowered' group of plants so that more species could be seen in gardens. It also aims to examine the growing requirements of the various species to improve their reliability.

Although called the 'Fabaceae Study Group', it confines its interest to the sub-family Faboideae.

Bossiaea rhombifolia    Kennedia macrophylla
Left: Bossiaea rhombifolia. Right: Kennedia macrophylla.
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, including details of new and reclassified species.

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