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Image of Babingtonia peteriana by Robert Davis Image of Chaetomorpha linum by John Huisman Image of Amyema preissii by Robert Davis Image of Scutellinia scutellata by Neale Bougher

Florabase is a dynamic and interactive resource brought to you by the Western Australian Herbarium that provides information about our State’s extraordinary botanical diversity.

The Western Australian Herbarium acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and waters from where our collections have come, and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.


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Plant of the Month

June 2024

Grevillea miniata is an open, spreading to erect shrub or tree, growing to 1.8–5 m high.

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New to Nuytsia

Three new species of Thysanotus have been published today along with typification details for several species of Myrtaceae.

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Plant of the Month

May 2024

This month, we highlight one of our non-plant taxa, the eye-catching Pretzel Slime Mould.

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Plant of the Month

April 2024

Cork Hopbush is a member of the small family Zygophyllaceae and is endemic to Western Australia.

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New to Nuytsia

A summary of updates to WA’s vascular plant census has been published today, along with research on Styphelia, Pterostylis, Hibbertia and Calandrinia.

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Changes to Nuytsia

Nuytsia has transitioned to a fully online journal, which means hardcopies will no longer be produced. Individual papers will continue to be published throughout the year on Florabase where they remain freely available.

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Plant of the Month

March 2024

Every March, we highlight one of Western Australia’s seaweeds, and this month, we have Rhipilia psammophila (the ‘sand-loving’ Rhipilia), a new species that was described in late 2023.

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Plant of the Month

February 2024

Gomphrena flaccida is an erect, single-stemmed annual growing to 1 m high with masses of globe-shaped, bright pink-purple flowers that are clustered in dense, terminal spikes.

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Plant of the Month

January 2024

The distinctive feature of this grass is the inflorescence, a dense ovoid panicle with protruding awns resulting in a relatively soft hedgehog-like appearance.

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Plant of the Month

December 2023

Shining Sundew is a diminutive, carnivorous herb growing to around 20 mm high and 10 mm wide.

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Plant of the Month

November 2023

Wonnich is generally an erect shrub growing to 3–4 m tall, but occasionally forms a tree to 7 m tall.

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Plant of the Month

October 2023

Albany Catspaw is a perennial herb with strappy, grey-green leaves growing to about 30–40 cm high, with flower stems covered in reddish hairs and about 80 cm tall.

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Updated: 19 Oct 2023