Mistletoes of Western Australia


Available for Pre-order. Due March 2023.
Mistletoes of Western Australia Authors: , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: CSIRO Publishing
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Pages: 152 Illustrations and other contents: 151 colour photographs, 51 maps, 5 illustrations Language: English ISBN: 9781486316144 Categories: , , , , ,

Mistletoes are fascinating, diverse, colourful and ecologically important plants, found in most parts of Western Australia. Mistletoes of Western Australia is a guide to identification, mistletoe ecology, conservation, biogeography and evolution, including how mistletoes cope with fire. The book explores the relevance of mistletoes to the biodiversity of the communities in which they live, and provides information on their hosts and simple identification keys to species. Each species is illustrated and described in simple terms, with photos illustrating the species and a map of its known distribution in Western Australia. Featuring 7 genera and 42 species, this comprehensive illustrated guide will be essential for botanists, conservationists and anyone interested in Australian flora. FEATURES: Provides keys to all 7 genera and 42 species of Western Australian mistletoes. Includes descriptions and images of all Western Australian taxa, with information on hosts and distribution maps for all taxa. Covers many species that also occur in the Northern Territory. Features chapters on mistletoe ecology and biology.

Weight0.42 kg


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Author Biography

Tony Start is a Research Associate at the Western Australian Herbarium, specialising in mistletoes, and a former Western Australia National Parks manager. His interest in mistletoes started as a youth in Kenya and was rekindled when he realised their potential as indicators of areas with mild fire histories. Kevin Thiele is a botanical taxonomist who has worked with many groups of Australian plants including Banksia, Viola, Hibbertia and the family Rhamnaceae. He was the head of the Western Australian Herbarium for more than a decade.