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Flora of Australia Volume 11A and 11B

Flora of Australia Volume 11A and 11B

Mimosaceae, Acacia Parts 1 and 2

Flora of Australia Series

Australian Biological Resources Study  

2 volumes, 1272 pages
Publishers: CSIRO Publishing / Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)

This book is no longer available in print.



Australian wattles are now described in the Flora of Australia. These two volumes provide for the first time in many years a complete account of this important group of plants. They are the culmination of decades of work by a team of scientists from across the country, and present a benchmark that will be indispensable for land managers, horticulturalists, scientists and all those who wish to know more of one of the country's iconic plants.

The volumes open with background essays on the relationships, biology, fossil history and utilisation of wattles, before moving to the traditional tightly written authoritative descriptions, identification keys, bibliographic information, and notes on ecology and distribution. Virtually all taxa are illustrated in carefully accurate black and white line drawings, and many are also represented in some 128 colour photographs and two original watercolour paintings.

Also Available:
The Acacia Set comprising Flora of Australia Volume 11A & 11B and Wattle: Acacias of Australia.


  • Two quality volumes on one of the most important and well-known genera of Australian plants
  • Introductory essays on relationships, ecology, fossils and economic uses of the genus and species
  • 34 pages of colour photographs
  • 180 pages of black and white line drawings

  View an extract from Flora of Australia Volumes 11A & 11B: Mimosaceae, Acacia. 

 Anyone with an interest in Australian acacias – including botanists, ecologists, foresters, horticulturists and students – will find these volumes an invaluable tool. 

 "The authors and editors of these volumes on Acacia are to be complimented with this important and beautiful addition to the series Flora of Australia. Congratulations!"
Frits Adema (BLUMEA v.47 no.1, 2002)

“Volumes 11A and 11B on Acacia are in the clear format by now familiar to users of this flora.”
Rudolf Schmid University of California, Berkeley (Taxon 50 November 2001)

“This set of two volumes and a compact disc [Flora of Australia Volumes 11A & 11B: Mimosaceae, Acacia and Wattle: Acacias of Australia] surpasses any of its predecessors in its brilliance. The set is a triumph, skillfully combining the vital aspects of α-taxonomy, economic uses, fossil history and palynology and interactive keys on compact disc.”
TJ Edwards, Curator, Natal University Herbarium, South Africa (South African Journal of Botany v.68 2002)

“… a grand accomplishment and advance the study of Australian wattles immensely.”
Paul Forster (Plant Systematics and Evolution v.233 no.3/4 2002


Related Titles
 Plants of Central Queensland    Perth Plants    Quiver Trees, Phantom Orchids and Rock Splitters    Flora of Australia Volume 37    Orchids of East Gippsland    Plant Life on the Sandplains in Southwest Australia    Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use  


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