Field guide to eucalypts
Field guide to eucalypts Volume 1: South-eastern Australia, second edition

By M.I.H. Brooker and D.A. Kleinig

 

Published in 1999 by Bloomings Books, colour, hard cover, 353 pages.

Price $A130.00 plus $A13.50 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote.

ISBN 1876473037or ISBN 9781876473525

 

Field guide to eucalypts Volume 2: South western and southern Australia, third edition

 

This volume has been fully revised and updated. Published by Bloomings Books in December 2016, hardback, 562 pages.
Price $130.00 plus $A13.50 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote.
ISBN 9780992290023

 

Field guide to eucalypts Volume 3: Northern Australia, second edition

Colour, hard cover, 400 pages.

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  • Description
  • Table of contents
  • About the authors

Australia is one of the few countries in the world which is generally associated with a single group of plants, namely the eucalypts. The genus Eucalyptus includes almost a third of these occurring in south-eastern Australia in the crescent from the top of Spencer Gulf around to the northern New South Wales border, including Tasmania. Nearly three hundred of the known species and subspecies in the area are included in this volume and each is described and illustrated.

In each description the more important features are emphasized by the use of bolder type, and colour photographs show the tree or mallee and its bark, buds and fruit. The botanical terms used throughout are explained and illustrated in the introduction and defined in the glossary.

 

Field guide to eucalypts Volume 1

Since the first edition which was published in 1983, many new species have been discovered, any many names changed. In addition, the layout of the book has now been completely updated and reorganized consistent with volumes 2 and 3.

 

At the head of each digest a summary shows how the species fits into the overall classification of eucalypts. Keys provide a systematic route to identification: there is a separate key for each of the four States covered by the books, plus the Australian Capital Territory. A wide range of characters is used to distinguish between the species.

Field guide to eucalypts Volume 1: south-eastern Australia is a most valuable and authoritative source of reference for botanists, foresters, field naturalists, and all who are interested in the Australian native flora.

 

Field Guide to Eucalypts Volume 2 third edition

This volume contains the most remarkable of the regional collections and in particular, features the colourful eucalypts of Western Australia, which are extensively used for landscaping throughout much of Australia.

This extensively revised edition covers species indigenous to the southern part of WA below 26 degrees latitude, and all of South Australia, and NSW north and west of the Darling River. Important features are emphasized in bold and colour illustrations show the tree or mallee and its bark, buds and fruit. Botanical terms are explained and illustrated. Since the first edition of 1990, many new species were discovered and existing names changed.

 

Field Guide to Eucalypts Volume 3

This third volume covers Western Australia north of 26 degrees latitude, the Northern Territory and Queensland. It covers over 300 eucalypt species, including some southern species that have evolved ecotypes to adapt to the northern climate, and also specially adapted new species and groups of species found in tropical areas. Each species, subspecies or variety has a description of botanical features, full colour illustration of the tree or mallee and its bark, buds and fruit, and a distribution map. The distinctive characteristics in each species descriptions are shown in bold type to assist in identification. The botanical terms used throughout are explained and illustrated in the introduction and defined in the glossary. This book is a valuable and authoritative source of reference for botanists, foresters, field naturalists, and all who are interested in the Australian native flora.

 

 

Table of contents Vol. 1

 

Introduction: History of the genus Eucalyptus, Reliability of the characters used in assessing a plant

The eucalypt plant: Size and habit - lignotubers - bark - bark categories - seed, germination and cotyledons - leaf phases - characteristics of individual leaves - oil glands in the leaves - inflorescences - peduncles - pedicels - flower bud numbers - flower bud - flower bud markings, colour and operculum - male flower parts - female flower parts - flowering - fruit - fruit shape - pith

Distribution data

Names of species used in this field guide

The system of classification

Keys for the identification of eucalypts: New South Wales - Australian Capital Territory - Victoria - South Australia - Tasmania

Digest and plates of species (pages 52-339)

Glossary

Bibliography and references

Appendix

Index

 

About the authors

 

Ian Brooker (deceased 2016) was a world authority on Eucalyptus taxonomy and discovered and described many new eucalypt species. He had more than thirty years experience as a botanist at the Australian National University, Western Australian Herbarium and CSIRO and published widely.

 

David Kleinig has become proficient in distinguishing between species of Eucalyptus through his work in the collection of seed. For nearly twenty years he was in the Seed Section of CSIRO Division of Forest Research in Canberra being involved in seed and botanical collections as well as photographic expeditions for several CSIRO publications. David has been associated with Ian in the discovery of new eucalypt species.

 

As a skilled photographer he has contributed the many colour photographs of the species featured in this book. He is now self-employed, living in Canberra, and is involved in the collection and export of native tree seed (largely Eucalyptus and Acacia) for plantation establishments in numerous overseas countries.