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FloraBase is a public access web-based database of the flora of Western Australia. It provides authoritative scientific information on 12,978 taxa, including descriptions, maps, images, conservation status and nomenclatural details. 1,272 alien taxa (naturalised weeds) are also recorded. [1]

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The system takes data from datasets including the Census of Western Australian Plants and the Western Australian Herbarium specimen database of more than 803,000 vouchered plant collections. [2] It is operated by the Western Australian Herbarium within the Department of Parks and Wildlife. It was established in November 1998. [3]

In its distribution guide it uses a combination of IBRA version 5.1 and John Stanley Beard's botanical provinces.[ citation needed ]

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<i>Banksia acanthopoda</i> Species of Banksia native to Western Australia

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Banksia proteoides, commonly known as king dryandra, is a shrub endemic to Western Australia. It was known as Dryandra proteoides until 2007, when all Dryandra species were transferred to Banksia by Austin Mast and Kevin Thiele.

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<i>Macropidia</i> species of plant

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Flora of Western Australia

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<i>Erodium cygnorum</i> species of plant

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Drosera marchantii is an erect perennial tuberous species in the carnivorous plant genus Drosera. It is endemic to Western Australia and grows in a variety of habitats, including swampy areas and hilltops in laterite-silica sand soils. D. marchantii produces small, circular, peltate carnivorous leaves along stiff stems that can be 10–40 cm (4–16 in) high. Its pink flowers emerge from June to October.

Adenanthos cacomorphus is a small shrub in the family Proteaceae. It is found in South West Western Australia.

<i>Adenanthos detmoldii</i> species of plant

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<i>Eucalyptus conglobata</i> species of plant

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FloraNT is a public access web-based database of the Flora of the Northern Territory. It provides authoritative scientific information on some 4300 native taxa, including descriptions, maps, images, conservation status, nomenclatural details together with names used by various aboriginal groups. Alien taxa are also recorded. Users can access fact sheets on species and some details of the specimens held in the Northern Territory Herbarium, together with keys, and some regional factsheets.

References

  1. "2005-06 Annual Report" (PDF). Department of Parks and Wildlife. pp. (p.61). Retrieved 2007-02-05.
  2. "FloraBase - the Western Australian Flora". Department of Environment and Conservation . Retrieved 2011-12-01.; in February 2007 this number was 650,000
  3. About FloraBase