Clayton South: CSIRO Publishing, 2016. Quarto, laminated boards, colour photographs, maps.
The book provides information on the habitat, distribution, foliage and fruits of 525 plant species. 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. 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. This book is distinctive in having an easy-to-read, non-botanical format, with helpful photographs and distribution maps that greatly aid anyone interested in the vegetation of central Queensland. 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. This book 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. It is based on a previous work of the same title [stock id 27717] but is greatly expanded, incorporating information on an additional 285 plant species.
Price: $160.00 AU