Eucalypts – A Celebration
Eucalypts are a familiar part of our landscape and an integral part of the Australian identity. We have farmed them and used them to build houses, furniture, roads and bridges since the beginning of white settlement. We have been inspired by them, painted them, made films about them, written books about them and of course Aboriginal Australians have long made musical instruments from them. Though a small number are found as native plants in several other countries, Eucalypts are a very Australian tree.
This book celebrates their diversity, their beauty and the role they play in our history, culture and economy. It looks at their evolution, biology, horticulture and ecology, together with their classification and the botanists involved. Through historic and contemporary images, it examines the many ways in which they have served Aboriginal, colonial and contemporary Australians in both practical and aesthetic ways.
Field Guide to Eucalypts Volume 2: Third Edition
Australia is one of the few countries in the world generally associated with a single group of plants, namely – the eucalypts. The genus Eucalyptus includes over 800 species and over 326 are described in this volume. In particular it is significant as it features the colourful eucalypts of Western Australia, which have been widely used for landscaping. The area covered includes the Great Victoria Desert, and extends across the Nullabor Plain, to most of South Australia and into areas of New South Wales which lie to the north and west of the River Darling.
Since the first edition of Volume 2 was published in 1990, many new species have been formally named. The numerous subsequent discoveries are included in the Appendix of the Volume. In addition, the layout of the book has been updated and reorganised to be consistent with the latest formal classification of the genus. Important features are emphasised in bolder type and colour illustrations show the tree or mallee and its bark, buds and fruit. Botanical terms are explained and illustrated.
Features more than 100 stunning images, drawn from the collections of the National Library of Australia.
Whether small shrub-like mallees or forest giants, eucalypts are a defining feature of the Australian landscape – the essence of ‘the bush’. Their striking forms and beautiful foliage and flowers have inspired a host of talented artists since first seen by the early European explorers. Eucalypt Flowers features more than 100 stunning images, drawn from the collections of the National Library of Australia. It presents some two and a half centuries of the best in eucalypt botanical illustration by 45 well-known and lesser-known artists and engravers.
New South Wales
Eucalypts of the Sydney Region
Designed to fit into the backpack of bushwalkers, students, botanists, field ecologists and foresters, “Eucalypts of the Sydney Region” describes the most common eucalypt species found in the Sydney region (from Newcastle and Nowra and west beyond Katoomba). Each species description comes with a distribution map, line drawings of buds and fruit, a colored photograph of the bark and a diagram indicating growth habit. Species are grouped to assist with easy identification and comparison with similar species.
The book avoids the use of specialist botanical terms, is designed for non-technical enthusiasts, and contains a wealth of detail for those wishing to become familiar with individual eucalypt species.
Native Eucalypts of South Australia
103 species and subspecies currently known in South Australia, with excellent colour photos for ID and a wealth of information regarding the description, distribution, ecology and uses of each eucalypt.
EucaFlip: Life-Sized guide to the Eucalypts of Tasmania
The EucaFlip is a waterproof photo-guide with full-colour photos enabling the easy identification of eucalypt species native to Tasmania.
The map-sized document is double-sided and laminated which makes it easy to fold. It is designed for portable, all-weather use in the bush or for display as an attractive educational poster.
The guide illustrates the key diagnostic features (fruit, buds, bark and leaves) with life-size photographs and includes the distribution maps of all native Tasmanian eucalypt species.
Eucalypts of the Mount Alexander Region
Presents the most commonly found species of Eucalypt in the Mount Alexander Region of central Victoria. Generously illustrated, this guide provides clear descriptions in plain language, perfect for any enthusiast. Though firmly based on the forests and reserves around the town of Castlemaine, it describes species common to the whole Box-Ironbark region, making this guide useful to those in that region and wider Victoria.
Eucalypts of Western Australia’s Wheatbelt
This locally-produced guide provides a wealth of information on each of the 159 naturally-occurring eucalypt species found in the WA wheatbelt – many never described before.
Compiled especially to assist the layperson or the beginner in the identification of eucalypts, this book features more than 1300 detailed colour photographs, meticulously compiled distribution maps and a “special features” section for each species, providing a summary of its most readily recognisable characteristics.
Smaller & Taller Eucalypts for Planting in Australia
Together, these two books treat 164 eucalypts suited for growing in Australia. Many of these species are already commonly grown and seen in gardens, streets, parks and farms throughout Australia, while others are rarely planted but have vast potential for much wider use, both in the urban landscape and in rural areas.
For each of the species included in the books, a double-page provides the following information:
- Height graph indicating its usual and maximum height
- Images of cultivated plants with an estimation of their age
- Images of the bark, foliage, buds, flowers and fruits
- Map of Australia indicating its natural and planted distribution
- Why plant me? overview
- Meaning and origin of the name
- Features of the species, including flowering times
- Natural distribution and habitat
- Cultivation and uses
- Similar species
- A table indicating environmental preferences and tolerances
Researched, designed and written for anyone interested in the identification, selection, growing, management, and appreciation of eucalypts in gardens, streets, parks, and on farms.