Eucalypts of WA The South-West Coast and Ranges

This book describes in detail all of the naturally occurring eucalypts (147 species and subspecies) in the large coastal and sub coastal regions from south of Dongara on the west coast to east of Ravensthorpe on the far south coast of Western Australia. 

The book incorporates Perth, the Swan coastal plain, the Darling, Stirling, Porongurup and Ravensthorpe Ranges, the Lesueur and Fitzgerald River National Parks (32 National Parks in total) and the mighty karri, jarrah, marri and tingle forest areas from Albany, Walpole, Pemberton to Margaret River.

This book covers the south-west area adjacent to Malcolm’s comprehensive book on the Eucalypts of Western Australia’s Wheatbelt.

24 species are described in an illustrated book format for the first time.

Additionally, a quick reference guide is provided as to the flowering times of all 147 eucalypts, which will be useful to apiarists, entomologists, bird enthusiasts and all growers of native plants.

For each of the 147 eucalypts, a double page provides the following information:

  • Images of the whole plant, bark, flowers and fruits

  • Seedling painting by Ian Roberts

  • Detailed distribution map

  • Meaning and origin of name

  • Original naming and type information

  • Characteristic features

  • Distribution and habitat

  • Notes on how to identify the species, interesting populations and outstanding individual trees

  • Detailed botanical description

Designed and written for those with no botanical training, but also catering for the professional, this book will be valuable for all those interested in appreciating, identifying and growing unique eucalypts of Western Australia’s south west coast and ranges.

The book is almost A4 in size, 335 pages, 936 images, 147 seedling paintings and 148 maps.

Printed locally in Perth, Western Australia by Scott Print, August 2019.

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© 2019 Malcolm French