Australian Plants online

Number 26...June 2002
ISSN 1326-7469

Australian Plants online is published quarterly by the Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the growing, conservation, promotion and appreciation of Australian native plants.

First Cuttings
BulletNews and Views from the World of Australian Plants
Australian Plants Societies; The "Gumnuts" Newsletter; Flora for Fauna; New Book on 'Everlastings'; Number One Pest - Lantana; Those $$*#!!#$$ Botanical Names; Babingtonia virgata - Exotic or Native? Australian Native Hibiscus Family; Plant Breeders' Rights - Database On Line; Australian Plants" print!!!

BulletOn the Brink - 2
Australian Plants at Risk - Agapites meiniana

BulletHistory of Botanical Nomenclature
Just how did those confusing botanical names come about?? It's not as complicated as it seems.

BulletPlant Breeders Rights: An Australian Native Plant Perspective
More and more cultivars of Australian plants are being protected by PBR - what does it all mean?

BulletAustralian Cordylines
The exotic Cordyline australis is a popular garden subject - but what about the Australian species?

BulletGrafted Hakea
How to grow the spectacular western hakeas in unhelpful climates.

BulletHang 'em High!
Growing Australian plants in hanging baskets

BulletA Fern which Changed Australian History
The role of nardoo, a widespread aquatic fern of inland Australia, in the fate of explorers Burke and Wills.

BulletElectronic Mailbox
Problems, comments, suggestions...and a few answers.

BulletShort Cuts
Grafting Geraldton Wax; Low Rainfall - Drought in Australian Garden Design; The Intimate Relationship Between Plants and Animals; Propagation of Grevilleas by Grafting; Biodiversity Revisited (when is there too much of a good thing!?); The Ranunculus Family

BulletA Good Read
Reviews of some publications on the Australian flora.

BulletBack Issues
...see what you've missed and download early articles!


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Opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and may not represent official policy of the member Societies of the Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants. The copyright of all articles and images remains with the authors. Photographs in this issue are copyright Brian Walters unless otherwise indicated.

Editor: Brian Walters


Australian Plants online - June 2002
Issue date: 29 June 2002

Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants

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