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Environment Guide: Plants

Resources for study and work in conservation, land management and environmental science.


Field Keys

Northern Territory Flora

FloraNT is the primary online resource for information on the Northern Territory’s flora.

Images and distributions maps, species checklists, flora descriptions, conservation and weed status, ecological attributes, and ethno-botanical information are all available.

FloraNT also provides access to the Northern Territory Herbarium specimen data which includes over 270,000 vascular plant specimens primarily from across northern Australia, but also Timor and Wetar.

Books in the library

Beyond the Human Eye

Beyond the human eye is a blog by Philip Gates, a botanist at Durham University in the UK. He writes about the miniature world that can only be explored with the aid of a microscope.

This post provides information and great images on Plant Cuticles.

Plant names

Australian Plant Name Index

(2012) Australian National Botanic Gardens and Australian National Herbarium, Canberra

Australian Plant Census (APC)

Provides a list of currently accepted names for the Australian vascular flora, ferns, gymnosperms, hornworts and liverworts, both native and introduced, but DOES NOT provide full details of their usage in the taxonomic literature. For comprehensive bibliographic information, see the Australian Plant Name Index database (APNI).

Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants

Edition 6 of Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants is an identification system attempting to include all flowering plant species present in rainforest of northern Australia in the following life forms: trees, shrubs, vines, forbs, grasses and sedges, epiphytes, palms and pandans.

Atlas of Living Australia

Explore the Atlas of Living Australia, a collaborative, national project that aggregates biodiversity data from multiple sources and makes it available and usable online.

You can also search species by location.


National Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration in Australia

The Society for Ecological Restoration in Australia has developed these standards in collaboration with its partners and advisors. You can also download a pdf from the open access Journal that provides detail of the standards, and a less formally formatted pdf from SERA.

Charles Darwin University acknowledges the traditional custodians across the lands on which we live and work, and we pay our respects to Elders both past and present.
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