Flora of Australia Volume 37

Hardback - February 2015 - AU $170.00

Paperback - February 2015 - AU $130.00

This volume presents an introduction to the family Asteraceae in Australia, including a synoptic classification and keys.

Volume 37 of the Flora of Australia is the first of three volumes covering the family Asteraceae. This volume presents an introduction to the family in Australia, including a synoptic classification and keys, and treatments of all the tribes represented in Australia, with the exception of the large tribes Gnaphalieae and Astereae, which will each be the subject of a future volume of the Flora. + Full description

Nineteen tribes, 233 genera and 518 species are treated in this volume, of which the majority are introduced (only 47 genera include native species).

Asteraceae are the largest family of flowering plants, with over 1600 genera and 24,000 species found on all continents except Antarctica, and also one of the largest families in Australia, with an estimated 290 genera and 1430 species. The family is found throughout Australia, in all habitats, although scarce in rainforest.

Twenty-seven authors, illustrators and photographers have contributed to this volume.

- Short description


Hardback | February 2015 | $170.00
ISBN: 9781486304158 | 664 pages | 250 x 176 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Colour photographs, Illustrations

Paperback | February 2015 | $130.00
ISBN: 9781486304165 | 664 pages | 250 x 176 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Colour photographs, Illustrations


  • Will enable readers to identify plants in the family Asteraceae
  • Authoritative, scientifically rigorous descriptions and keys to taxa
  • Numerous high quality figures
  • The naturalised species which make up most of this volume can be serious environmental weeds, or noxious weeds
  • The native species of Asteraceae are a major component of springtime native wildflower displays, particularly in desert areas and in south-western Western Australia


Contributors to Volume 37

Asteraceae [family description]
Introduction to the Family
Synoptic Classification
Key to genera

Subfam. Mutisoideae

Subfam. Carduoideae
Trib. Cardueae

Subfam. Cichorioideae
Trib. Cichorieae
Trib. Arctotideae
Trib. Vernonieae

Subfam. Asteroideae
Trib. Senecioneae
Trib. Calenduleae
Trib. Anthemideae
Trib. Inuleae
Trib. Arthroismeae
Trib. Helenieae
Trib. Coreopsideae
Trib. Neurolaeneae
Trib. Tageteae
Trib. Bahieae
Trib. Heliantheae
Trib. Millerieae
Trib. Madieae
Trib. Eupatorieae

Appendix: new taxa, lectotypifications, etc.
Supplementary Glossary
Abbreviations & Contractions
Publication date of previous volumes
Front: Contents of volumes in the Flora of Australia, the families arranged according to the system of A.Cronquist, An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants (1981).
Back: Flora of Australia: Index to families of flowering plants.

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