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The journal of the Western Australian Herbarium

Fifty new species of vascular plants from Western Australia—celebrating fifty years of the Western Australian Botanic Garden at Kings Park

This paper introduces a special issue of Nuytsia containing seven collaborative papers naming 50 new species of Western Australian vascular plants. It has been compiled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Western Australian Botanic Garden at Kings Park. Several species are named after former Kings Park staff to honour their contributions to botany in Western Australia, including one that occurs naturally in the Kings Park bushland and is named after one of the designers of the Botanic Garden. Field research by Kings Park staff across Western Australia, including the rediscovery of Auranticarpa resinosa (Domin) L.W.Cayzer, Crisp & I.Telford, missing for 180 years, is documented.