Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges 2

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A visually superb and informative field guide to the flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges.

This visually superb and informative field guide is the second volume of Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges, and covers more than 480 species of Daisies, Heaths, Peas, Saltbushes, Sundews, Wattles and other shrubby and herbaceous Dicotyledons. The illustrated family key is unique and covers 75 families and over 200 genera. Each species is illustrated and labels provide a clear key to identification for botanists and amateurs alike. + Full description

The Otway region of Victoria, with its temperate rainforests, mountain ash forests, heathlands, plains and coastal dunes, has an extraordinarily rich and diverse flora.

- Short description


No longer available in a print edition.

Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges 1 was published in 2010.


"Both the author (whom I understand did the design and layout as well as all the illustrations) and the publisher are to be congratulated on producing a book which is both scientifically accurate and a work of art. For these reasons, I highly recommend Flora of the Otway Plain & Ranges 2."
Tony Cavanagh, Growing Australian Newsletter, pp. 15, June 2013

"This volume reflects the diligence and detective work Enid has devoted to documenting the exquisite flora of the region making it a unique record."
Gail Thomas, HMA News, pp. 22, June 2013

From the Foreword:

"Beautifully illustrated and elegantly laid out to enable the user to easily find and identify plants in the field … this book will raise awareness of the diversity and beauty of our native flora."
Professor David Cantrill, Chief Botanist and Director of Plant Sciences and Biodiversity Division, National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

"This is very useful and informative field guide that covers 480 species local to the Otway area. The author, Enid Mayfield, has illustrated them quite beautifully."
Jane Edmonson, Magic1278, http://ow.ly/maiZP

"Descriptions are well expressed in simple botanical language... The final pages, again with coloured margins, include an excellent illustrated glossary, a long list of literature reference and a comprehensive index... it is expressed in concise simple language, and is a tribute to the author's knowledge and concern for the preservation of her environment... It is a delight to read."
Margaret Corrick, The Victorian Naturalist, pp. 153-154, June 2013


ePDF | April 2013
ISBN: 9780643098077
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Available from eRetailers


  • Visual family keys for easy reference
  • Illustration of genus and species characteristics for explanation and comparison
  • Plant finder: listed under common and scientific name and family


How to Use this Book
Quick Plant Finder
Characteristics of Families
Characteristics of Dicotyledons
Illustrated Glossary

View the full table of contents.


Enid Mayfield is an illustrative researcher based at the Geelong Botanic Gardens. She has wide experience in developing and writing innovative curriculum. Her illustrations appear in scientific publications including the Flora of Victoria and the Flora of Australia. She has worked as an artist at the National Herbarium of Victoria and is an Honorary Associate of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.