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Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Australian Natives

All of these plants will also appear in one of the Camden Park catalogue categories.

Abelmoschus moschatus Medik.

An erect or trailing herb or sub-shrub, depending on the variety, with variable but usually lobed leaves.  The subspecies moschatus has single yellow flowers with a dark purple basal spot.  Subspecies tuberosus is a trailing plant with red flowers and an underground tuber.  The plant dies back to this tuber in the dry season, emerging again with the wet season.  [FNSW, internet sources].  Widely cultivated in tropical regions.

Abelmoschus moschatus Medik. var. florepleno

For information on the species see Abelmoschus moschatus Medik.  A number of colour forms have been recorded in the several subspecies, from near white through yellow to deep red, but I have found no reference to a form with double flowers.  

Acacia amoena Wendl.f.

Half hardy, bushy shrub with bipinnate, bluntish oblong, blue-green phyllodes and axillary racemes of bright yellow flowers in compact, round heads in spring.  To 2m.  [FNSW, Beadle].

Acacia brownei (Poir.) Steud

Erect or spreading shrub with thorn-like phyllodes and axillary, globular bright yellow flower heads.  To 1m.  [FNSW].

Acacia linifolia (Vent.) Willd.

Fully-hardy, sparsely branched, arching shrub with narrow, linear leaves (phyllodes) and terminal, rounded heads of fragrant cream flowers in slender racemes from summer to winter.  To 2m.  [RHSD, Beadle, FNSW].

Acacia paradoxa DC.

Spiny, usually erect and bushy, sometimes spreading shrub with half ovate phyllodes to 2.5cm long and masses of axillary, globular flower heads, to .5cm or so across, with bright yellow flowers all along the branches.  To 3m.  [RHSD, Hortus, Hilliers', FNSW].

Acacia pendula A.Cunn.

Half-hardy, bushy, broad-headed, evergreen tree with sickle-shaped leaves and short, branching racemes of spherical, pale yellow flower heads in winter.  To 10m.  [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers'].

Acacia riceana Hensl.

Graceful, often weeping, small tree with up to 4 needle-like, spine-tipped phyllodes at each joint, to 5cm long, and globose heads of yellow flowers forming spikes up to 5cm long.  To 10m.  [RHSD, Hortus, Hilliers'].

Acacia suaveolens (Sm.) Willd.

Prostrate to erect shrub with linear phyllodes up to 15 cm long, and globular axillary racemes of pale yellow flowers.  To 2.5m.  [RHSD, Hortus, FNSW].

Acacia terminalis (Salisb.) J.F.Macbr.

Frost-hardy, dense shrub or small tree with leaves composed of 2-6 pairs of pinnae, each bearing up to 12 pairs of leaflets, and rounded heads of cream to deep yellow flowers in long racemes, often forming a large terminal panicle, in autumn and winter.  To 3m.  [RHSD, Hortus, FNSW].

Acacia verticillata (L’Hér.) Willd.

Shrub or small tree with downy shoots, spine-tipped phyllodes in whorls of about 6 and bright yellow flowers in cylindrical spikes in late winter and spring.  To 3m or more.  [RHSD, Hortus, Hilliers', FNSW].

Acmena smithii (Poir.) Merr. & L.M.Perry

Frost-tender, rounded, bushy tree with ovate to lance-shaped, glossy dark green leaves and terminal panicles of greenish-white flowers in spring and summer, followed by edible, white, pink, or red-purple berries, ripening in autumn.  To 15m.  [RHSE, Hortus, Beadle, FNSW].

Acmena smithii (Poir.) Merr. & L.M.Perry var. kingii

Probably a more or less distinct variety, of which there are many, but I am unaware of how it varies from the type.  [See Acmena smithii (Poir.) Merr. & L.M.Perry]. 

Acmena species unidentified

Probably a form of Acmena smithii (Poir.) Merr. & L.M.Perry, which see.  This is a somewhat variable species and informal forms or races are recognised, usually varying in leaf [FNSW].

Agathis robusta (C.Moore ex F.Muell.) Bail.

Frost-hardy, tall, straight tree with scaly bark, narrow, glossy leaves, to 10cm long, and ovoid female cones, to 12cm long.  To 50m.  [RHSD, Hortus].

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