566 pages, colour photos, colour distribution maps
Conservation and sustainable productivity are vital issues for Australia. In order to manage vegetation well from an agricultural, recreational or conservation point of view, an understanding of individual plant species is important. Plants of Central Queensland provides a guide for identifying and understanding the plants of the region so that pastoralists and others can be better equipped to manage the vegetation resource of our grazing lands.
Central Queensland straddles the Tropic of Capricorn, although many of the plants in the book will also be found outside this area, as shown by their distribution maps. Plants of Central Queensland provides information on the habit, distribution, foliage and fruits of 525 plant species. Informative notes highlighting declared, poisonous, weed and medicinal plants are included, and plants useful for bees and bush tucker are also noted. These are the most important plants you might see if you live in or travel through central Queensland.
Plants of Central Queensland has an easy-to-read, non-botanical format, with helpful photographs and distribution maps that greatly aid anyone interested in the vegetation of central Queensland. It is based on a previous work of the same title but is greatly expanded, incorporating information on an additional 285 plant species.
How to use this book
Palms and Cycads
*Palms and Cycads
Trees and shrubs
*Angophoras, Corymbias and Eucalypts
Vines and creepers
Sedges and Matrush
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Eric Anderson was a research scientist for more than 30 years with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, where his work focussed on habitat evaluation and monitoring the impacts of grazing in central Queensland. He has a deep understanding of the natural history of the region and now spends his retirement sharing his interest and knowledge with those who can gain benefit from it.