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The Flora of South Australia.

Nature volume 14, page 27 | Download Citation



WE have here a complete list of the indigenous flora of South Australia, both tropical and extra-tropical, with some general remarks prefixed. The most predominant natural orders in the colony are Leguminosæ, Myrtaceæ, Compositæ, Proteaceæ, Cruciferæ, Rubiaceæ, and Gramineæ. The genera and species are remarkably circumscribed in area; many are found in one spot alone. The colony is singularly devoid of native edible fruits and roots; on the other hand it produces abundance of valuable timber-trees and of plants suitable for the manufacture of paper and other fibres, and for the production of dyes; but most of the valuable crops are naturalised plants, introduced from Europe or other parts of the world.

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