Flora of Australia Volume 12

The cover image of Flora of Australia Volume 12, featuring mimosaceae imag

This volume comprises one complete family, the Caesalpiniaceae, together with all native and naturalised Mimosaceae apart from Acacia. It provides descriptions of 38 genera, 153 species and 16 'form taxa' in these families, and includes contributions from seven authors. + Full description

Mimosaceae is represented in Australia by 17 genera, of which 16 (containing 43 species) are dealt with in this volume. Most of the species documented here occur as trees, shrubs or lianes in subtropical Australia. Twenty-two genera of Caesalpiniaceae (of which three are endemic and six naturalised) and 126 species are present in Australia and are covered in this book.

A number of the genera covered in the volume are of horticultural significance and some are pest species. Albizia is commonly found in gardens and is a pest species in some areas. Red Sandalwood (Adenanthera pavonia), Raintree (Samanea saman), Cape Wattle (Paraserianthes lophantha) and Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) are widely cultivated in the tropics. The Tamarind Tree (Tamarindus indica) is popular with horticulturalists in Western Australia and Queensland.

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Reviews

"The authors are to be congratulated on the production of this very fine work, which is handsomely-produced, authoritative and scholarly, and which should set a standard for future volumes in this project."
F G Hardy (Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 1998)

"This book will be an excellent resource for professionals and may be useful for amateur botanists with a special interest in the Mimosaceae and Caesalpiniaceae."
Ian Thompson, School of Botany, Melbourne University (The Victorian Naturalist Vol 116, 1999)

“All in all, this volume is everything it should be: sound, complete, and very practical.”
James Grimes (Muelleria 14:103, 2000)

Features

  • Descriptions of all taxa
  • Keys for identification
  • Notes and maps of distribution
  • Bibliographic information

Contents

Contributors to Volume 12
Illustrators
Photographers
Flora Editorial Committee
Introduction
Mimosaceaea

Adenanthera
Entada
Prosopis
Mimosa
Leucaena
Dichrostachys
Desmanthus
Neptunia
Albizia
Samanea
Calliandra
Paraserianthes
Archidendropsis
Pararchidendron
Archidendron
Cathormion
Caesalpiniaceae
Gleditsia
Peltophorum
Delonix
Caesalpinia
Haematoxylum
Parkinsonia
Erythrophleum
Ceratonia
Storckiella
Cassia
Senna
Chamaecrista
Labichea
Petalostylis
Bauhinia
Barklya
Cynometra
Maniltoa
Intsia
Crudia
Sindora
Tamarindus
Maps
Appendix
Supplementary Glossary
Abbreviations and Contractions
Publication date of previous volumes
Index
Endpapers