"Plants of Capricornia" by Melzer and Plumb
Hard cover only - 600 pages A4 size - Printed in Brisbane
- More than 600 native species described and
photographed: trees, shrubs, mistletoes, vines, grasses, sedges,
orchids, other herbaceous species.
- Keys to species in each genus
- Human usage and ecological note
- Landscape Unit descriptions
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Plants of Capricornia
fills a gap in available plant recognition and identification guides
for Central Qld. The book introduces the reader to a rich diversity of
landscapes, vegetation communities and plant species, in the
It meets the needs and interests of a wide audience. Students and those
unfamiliar with botanical literature will find a 'user-friendly'
introduction to the language and concepts of plant taxonomy and
classification including the meaning of scientific names and how to
pronounce them. Plants of Capricornia
describes and illustrates more than 600 native species including trees,
shrubs, mistletoes, vines and herbaceous plants. The important
weed species are also described and photographed. There is additional
information on the timber, fibre, medicinal, food and horticultural
uses of the plant species, plus their ecological values including use
by mammals, birds and insects.
Those for whom plant identification is fundamental to their livelihood
- environmental consultants, landscape regenerators, graziers,
horticulturalists, students, home gardeners and staff from government
agencies - will find Plants of Capricornia an invaluable resource.
Plants of Capricornia
was first published by Capricorn Conservation Council in October
2007. The first print run was sold out within two years.
Since then there have been many requests for a reprint. The publishers of this reprint with updates are Ian and Cathy Herbert trading as
Belgamba. The book has been printed in Brisbane.
The authors are: Rhonda Melzer - Plant Ecologist, botanist, and Manager
Ecological Assessment at Qld Parks and Wildlife Service, Rockhampton;
Joel Plumb - retired school principal, local naturalist and