Rainforest Study Group

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Welcome

Welcome to the Rainforest Study Group Website.

The Rainforest Study Group is one of a number of Study Groups within the Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) 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.

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.

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.

Davidsonia pruriens    Syzygium wilsonii
Rainforest Species
Left: Colourful foliage of Davidson's Plum,
Davidsonia pruriens.
Right: Syzygium wilsonii.

Photos: Brian Walters


Newsletters

The Group issues regular newsletters documenting cultivation reports from members and describing propagation methods, successes and failures. The newsletters also aim to keep members up to date on scientific knowledge and report on other matters affecting the rainforest ecology.

Newsletters published over recent years are available for download.

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