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Please note that as of 2016, the Flora of Australia series (including the Flora of Australia Supplementary Series) will no longer be published in printed volumes. The Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) is working with the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria and the Atlas of Living Australia to develop an online Australasian eFlora platform, through which the Flora of Australia will be delivered. This platform is expected to become operational during 2016. For enquiries regarding the development of the Australasian eFlora platform please contact the ABRS.
The Flora of Australia series documents the families, genera, and species of flowering plants, conifers, ferns, mosses, liverworts and lichens of Australia and its oceanic islands. This landmark project will eventually comprise more than 60 volumes covering almost 30,000 species, systematically arranged by family.
Each descriptive volume summarises the current knowledge of 200 to over 600 species, providing descriptions of taxa at all ranks. Valuable keys aid identification of families, genera, species and infra-species. For each species, there are full Australian synonymies, along with distribution maps, bibliographic information, and notes ecology and variation. The volumes are richly illustrated in both colour and black-and-white.
"[...] in a comparative review of 24 floras the Flora of Australia was ranked 'among the very best' of floras worldwide."
– Taxon, Vol 48, 1999.
This series is co-published by CSIRO PUBLISHING and the Australian Biological Resources Study.