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A guide to the Linnaean species occurring in Western Australia

In 1707, Australia was barely known to the world and only from sporadic visits to the west coast by the Dutch and English. Its first strange plants had been collected only eight years earlier by the English buccaneer William Dampier. Did Linnaeus ever see these specimens - we may never know. But his legacy stretches even to this remote land, with 852 types of plants described by him growing here. This includes 230 taxa that are native to western Australia. All are listed, described and illustrated in the FloraBase website.

FloraBase - the Westerna Australian Flora:

Photographer: Helene Schmitz