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Author Bull, Marilyn, author

Title Flora of Melbourne : a guide to the indigenous plants of the greater Melbourne area / Marilyn Bull ; line drawings by George Stolfo
Edition Fourth edition
Published Carlton : Hyland House Publishing Pty Ltd ;. Bayswater : Dennis Jones & Associates Pty, Limited [Distributor]
Carlton, Vic. : Hyland House Publishing, 2014


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Description xvi, 608 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 30 cm
regular print
Summary Annotation. The Flora of Melbourne is a resource that assists in the recognition and botanical identification of species while encouraging an awareness of the interrelationships between indigenous plants and animals. It identifies the usefulness of these species, to the local Aborigines in the past, and to all who wish to understand our diminishing natural environment in the present.The Flora of Melbourne works on a few different levels. It provides an important record of the plant life that developed in the Greater Melbourne area over a long period of time. It indicates the probable distribution of plant communities and the species within them prior to European settlement, based on historical data, remnant vegetation, and the prevailing climatic and soil conditions of each area.At another level it records the breakdown of these important relationships that has led to both the extinction of individual species and the reduction in the range of species from a number of locations across the entire Melbourne area
Analysis Australian
Notes Originally published 1991 by Society for Growing Australian Plants Maroondah, Inc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Originally published [Victoria] : Society for Growing Australian Plants Maroondah, Inc., 1991
Subject Natural history -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.)
Plants -- Identification -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Plants -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.) -- Identification.
Botany -- Victoria -- Melbourne
Botany -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.)
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Author Stolfo, George, illustrator
ISBN 9781864471229 hardback
1864471220 hardback