Flora of New South Wales
Flora of New South Wales

Edited by Gwen J. Harden


Four volumes, published by NSW University Press, hard cover


Volume 1 revised edition published 2000, OUT OF PRINT (ISBN 0868407046 or 0868401889)

Volume 2 revised edition, published 2002, 690 pages, $A175 (ISBN 0868406090 or ISBN 9780868406091)

Volume 3 published 1992, OUT OF PRINT (reprint under consideration)

Volume 4 published 1993, OUT OF PRINT [no date for reprint] (ISBN 0868401889 or ISBN 9780868401881)

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The Flora of New South Wales was published in four volumes (1990-1993) and covered all native and naturalised vascular plants of that State. It was the first state-wide flora since 1893.


About the editor

Gwen Harden was employed as a botanist at the National Herbarium of New South Wales at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney for nearly 20 years. The revision of Volume 2 was completed by Gwen as a Visiting Botanist to the Gardens after her retirement in 2000. Gwen was the co-ordinator of the Flora of New South Wales project since its inception in 1982. Gwen Harden has shared her knowledge and enthusiasm for plants through teaching at the University of New England and the James Cook University, Townsville. She has co-authored local floras and field guides on rainforest plants and various National Parks and reserves of New South Wales.


Revised edition - Volume 2

This revision to Volume 2 describes 18 families, 235 genera and 1765 species, an increase of almost 10% in the number of species since the first edition was published in 1991. It covers the large and well-known families of Protaceae, Myrtaceae, Rutaceae and Fabaceae. These families, with their prominent genera of Eucalyptus, Acacia, Grevillea, Banksia, Boronia and various pea flowers, contribute greatly to the landscape we know as 'Australian'. This revision provides up-to-date descriptions, accepted names and illustrations of all 1765 species, together with colour photographs of over 250 species and will assist students, and both amateur and professional botanists to identify the plants of New South Wales.