Rhamnaceae Study Group

The Rhamnaceae Study Group was founded in 1993 with the following aims:

  • to collect, propagate and grow as many of the species as possible
  • to establish a living collection
  • to maintain a herbarium collection
  • to disseminate information on the propagation and cultivation of Rhamnaceae.

The Rhamnaceae is a cosmopolitan family of dicotyledonous plants represented in Australia, America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The family is among the 20 largest families of flowering plants in Australia.

The initial focus of the Study Group was on species of Pomaderris, Cryptandra and Spyridium.

Although this Study Group is now closed, some of the Group's newsletters can be downloaded from the links below.

Pomaderris andromedifolia
Pomaderris andromedifolia
Photo: Brian Walters

Newsletters and Reports

The Study Group's newsletters document reports from members into cultivation issues, propagation methods and natural occurrences of different species.

The following newsletters are available for downloading - earlier and missing issues will be added if copies are located. It is not known if any newsletters were published after No. 15.


Development of a Rhamnaceae Study Group website was undertaken by the Society's Canberra Region in about 2006 (see Newsletter No. 15 for details). As far as is known, this project was never finished but some information (and photographs) was placed online. Although the website no longer exists, it is archived on The Internet Archive as it existed in 2006 and can be viewed at:

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