The Rainforest Study Group is one of over 20 such Groups whose aims are to further knowledge about the cultivation, propagation and conservation of specific Australian plants. The Study Group publishes regular newsletters documenting reports from members into cultivation issues, propagation methods and natural occurrences of different species.
Many rainforest species are in cultivation but there are many more about which little is known. Reports from Study Group members assist in assessing the suitability of various species for cultivation in a range of climatic zones.
Above: Syzygium wilsonii. Right: Colourful foliage of Davidson's Plum, Davidsonia pruriens.
Photos: Brian Walters
Members of the Study Group are mainly keen amateurs with no formal horticultural or botanical knowledge, although a number of professionals in those fields also participate. As in all study groups, the members' work is mainly carried out in their own homes and gardens and in their own spare time.