Plants of Central Queensland

Hardback - April 2016 - AU $160.00

eBook - April 2016 - eRetailers Google Books Kobo

A guide for identifying and understanding the plants of the Central Queensland region.

Conservation and sustainable productivity are vital issues for Australia. In order to manage vegetation well from an agricultural, recreational or conservation point of view, an understanding of individual plant species is important. Plants of Central Queensland provides a guide for identifying and understanding the plants of the region so that pastoralists and others can be better equipped to manage the vegetation resource of our grazing lands. + Full description

Central Queensland straddles the Tropic of Capricorn, although many of the plants in the book will also be found outside this area, as shown by their distribution maps. The book provides information on the habit, distribution, foliage and fruits of 525 plant species. Informative notes highlighting declared, poisonous, weed and medicinal plants are included, and plants useful for bees and bush tucker are also noted. These are the most important plants you might see if you live in or travel through central Queensland.

This book has an easy-to-read, non-botanical format, with helpful photographs and distribution maps that greatly aid anyone interested in the vegetation of central Queensland. It is based on a previous work of the same title but is greatly expanded, incorporating information on an additional 285 plant species.

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"the quality hardcover is one that will withstand the heavy use that I know it will get in my house. Eric has designed the book, not as a scientific work, but as a tool."
Dale Jacobsen, Hinterland Times, 4/5/16


Hardback | April 2016 | $160.00
ISBN: 9781486302253 | 576 pages | 260 x 200 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Colour photographs, Maps

ePDF | April 2016
ISBN: 9781486302260
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Available from eRetailers


  • Covers both introduced and native species
  • Informative and easy-to-read
  • Simple keys are provided to assist in identifying plants
  • Well illustrated with over 850 colour photographs
  • Distribution map for each species
  • Description for each species covers habit, leaves, flowers and fruits
  • Additional information is given on habitat and distribution including notes on palatability or toxicity to livestock


How to use this book
Plant groups
Palms and Cycads
Aerial plants
*Palms and Cycads
Trees and shrubs
* Wattles
*Angophoras, Corymbias and Eucalypts
Vines and creepers
Herbaceous plants
Water plants
Sedges and Matrush
Further reading


Eric Anderson was a research scientist for more than 30 years with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, where his work focussed on habitat evaluation and monitoring the impacts of grazing in central Queensland. He has a deep understanding of the natural history of the region and now spends his retirement sharing his interest and knowledge with those who can gain benefit from it.