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Australian Plants - photos


Many are aware of Australia's wildlife, but few know about its flora. Common genus groups include: acacia, banksia, bottlebrush, eremophila, eucalyptus, paperbark, and waratah. Australia is also rich in wild flower species especially in Western Australia. The most common and widespread tree are eucalypts, of which there are 700 species. Overall, Australia has a total of 17,590 species. 15,638 native species and 1,952 naturalised or invasive species. Read more


Palm Trees of Australia photos

Australian Ferns

Australian Fern photos

Sub-tropical & Tropical Rainforests

Sub-tropical & Tropical Rainforest photos

Gondwana Rainforest

Gondwana Rainforest photos

Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest photos

Antarctic Beech

Antarctic Beech photos

Moreton Bay Fig

Moreton Bay Fig tree photos

Oyster Bay Pine

Oyster Bay Pine photos

Hoop Pine

Hoop Pine photos


Eucalyptus Tree photos

Golden Wattle

Golden Wattle photos


Jacaranda photos

Grass Trees

Grass Tree photos

Fire Regeneration

Fire Regeneration photos

Due to the wide amount of climates and landscapes, the the distribution ranges from world's oldest tropical rainforests in the north, to the world's largest tract of sub-tropical rainforest on the eastern seaboard, and also includes huge tracts of temperate rainforest in both Southern Victoria and the island state of Tasmania. In the outback, many species are suited to the hot and dry climate. Cactus is not native to Australia, but the deserts are filled with many smaller shrubs with thinly dispersed trees such as eucalypt. Boab trees are an iconic tree in this part of Australia as is the Mulga tree.

Many plant species rely on fire to disperse their seeds and fires are a regular occurance in summer. What is often seen as forest devastation by fire is actually regeneration of the forest.


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Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)

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