Special Collections at Murdoch University

Special Collections at Murdoch University

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National Banksia project

(1984) National Banksia project. Elders Weekly, 26 July 1984. p. 5 [Publication] [Special Collections]


A National survey of banksias has been launched in Perth by the Federal Minister for Home Affairs and the Environment, Barry Cohen, and Western Australia's Acting Minister for Fisheries and Wildlife, Ken McIver. The survey is relying mostly on the assistance of volunteers throughout Australia to help build up a computerised atlas of the nation's banksias. The appointment of botanist Anne Taylor to co-ordinate the project, was announced by Mr McIver. Mrs Taylor said there was a lot to learn about the banksia, such as how some species are pollinated, at what age they start flowering, or how they respond to fire. The gathered information on the habitats that different species prefer will be useful both to horticulturalists and to gardeners wishing to introduce banksias into their garden.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1984 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58609
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