Plants of Subtropical Eastern Australia describes the rich flora of this biogeographically distinct region located on the east coast of Australia, covering the north coast of New South Wales and coastal South-East Queensland. Plants of Subtropical Eastern Australia presents a selection of common, threatened and ecologically significant plants found in the region's major vegetation habitats including rainforest, heathland, grassy forest, wetlands and rock outcrops.
More than 500 plants are featured, with photographs and descriptive features enabling the reader to identify these species if encountered. Interesting biological, cultural and historical characteristics of each species are included, along with notes on the plant's biogeography and a map of its distribution.
Suitable for anyone with an interest in plant ecology and botany, Plants of Subtropical Eastern Australia is the definitive guide to this fascinating region of Australia and its unique flora.
- Locator map
- The region defined
- The flora of subtropical eastern Australia
- General vegetation types
- Coastal dune
- Littoral rainforest
- Wallum heathlands
- Swamp forest and wetland
- Shrubby dry sclerophyll forest
- Grassy dry sclerophyll forest
- Wet sclerophyll forest
- Upland wet sclerophyll forest
- Subtropical rainforest
- Dry rainforest
- Temperate rainforest
- Montane heath and rock outcrop
- Exotic species
- Glossary and abbreviations
Andrew Benwell has a PhD in plant ecology from the University of New England and a Diploma of Horticulture from Burnley Horticultural College. He has 40 years of experience as a botanist working in New South Wales and Queensland for federal, state and local government agencies and the private sector. Andrew currently manages Ecos Environmental Pty Ltd, a consultancy specialising in native flora and ecosystem management. Andrew has published research on vegetation classification, habitat restoration, plant genetics, plant population ecology and co-authored the third edition of the ANPC Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia.