This locally-produced guide provides a wealth of information on each of the 159 naturally-occurring eucalypt species found in the WA wheatbelt – many never described before.
Compiled especially to assist the layperson or the beginner in the identification of eucalypts, this book features more than 1300 detailed colour photographs, meticulously compiled distribution maps and a “special features” section for each species, providing a summary of its most readily recognisable characteristics.
The descriptions are complemented by plenty of background information for each species, including related species, history of the use, discovery and identification of each plant, explanations for their scientific and common names, and other points of interest.
About the Author:
Malcolm first started his interest in eucalypts in the 1980’s when he realised that individual species enjoyed specific habitats which was important to relate to from a farm-soil assessment point of view. As this interest grew it was not long before there was cultivation of eucalypts underway at his family’s small farm and then the desire to learn more and so the study of eucalypts became a serious passion.
Malcolm has been a volunteer with the Department of the Environment and Conservation (D.E.C) for many years, primarily during spare time identifying eucalypt specimens and granting advice for the Western Australian Herbarium. In 2008 Malcolm was granted Research Associate status by the Science Division of D.E.C for significant research and valuable work in the taxonomy of eucalypts.