Waratah and its Relatives - Further Information

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


  • Elliot W. R and Jones D (1980-1997), The Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants, all volumes, Lothian Publishing Company Pty Ltd, Melbourne.
  • Nixon P (1987), The Waratah, Kangaroo Press.
  • Wrigley J and Fagg M (1989), Banksias, Waratahs and Grevilleas, Collins Publishers Australia.


Several issues of the Society's journal "Australian Plants" are particularly useful for those interested in waratahs and their cousins.

  • Vol.1 No.1 December 1959; How to grow Waratahs; The genus Telopea.
  • Vol.5 No.39 June 1969; Waratahs - How do they grow?.
  • Vol.5 No.40 September 1969; Telopea truncata (Tasmanian Waratah); Growing Tasmanian Waratahs.
  • Vol.11 No.92 September 1982; Growing the Sydney waratah.
  • Vol.12 No.96 September 1993; Lomatia.
  • Vol.12 No.99 December 1986; Propagation of Telopea.
  • Vol.14 No.109 December 1986; Lomatia: The genus.
  • Vol.14 No.114 March 1988; Extensive coverage of cultivation and propagation of Telopea.
  • Vol.16 No.128 September 1991; Buckinghamia celsissima.
  • Vol.18 No.141 December 1994; Growing waratahs.
  • Vol.18 No.147 June 1996; New waratah cultivars.
  • Vol.18 No.148 September 1996; Stenocarpus: The genus; Waratahs grown in alkaline soils
  • Vol.19 No.156 September 1998; Lomatia tasmanica, oldest tree in the world; Yellow form of Telopea truncata.
  • Vol 20, No.161 December 1999; Alloxylon Tree Waratah.
  • Vol 20, No.164 September 2000; Waratahs in the Olympic Bouquet; Gembrook Waratah.
  • Vol 21, No.172 September 2002; Opisthiolepis heterophylla, history, description and cultivation.


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