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The Glove Box Guide to Plants of the NSW Rangeland

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Author:   Greg Brooke & Lori McWhirter
Publisher:   NSW DPI
Format:   Softback
ISBN:   0734716966
Product Id:   5391

Recognition of the more important plant species is fundamental to the management of livestock enterprises and conservation of natural resources in western N.S.W. 

A major reference work, Plants of Western N.S.W, was published in 1981 and has proved to be of enduring value to pastoralists and many others with an interest in the management of semi-arid and arid rangelands. But there existed the need for an easy-to-use, portable book for use in the field to identify common and important plant species for pastoral management - hence this glove box guide was produced.

This guide provides the common name, scientific name, family name, description, flowering information, habitat, distribution, native plant status (indicated by a small map of Australia), palatability to stock, further important information for landholders/managers, and a full-colour photograph for each plant to assist in its identification. Recognition of the more important plant species is fundamental to the management of livestock enterprises and conservation of natural resources to western NSW. This glovebox guide is useful in the field to identify common and important plant species for pastoral management. It includes the following information:

  • common and scientific name

  • family name

  • description

  • flowering information

  • habitat

  • distribution

  • native plant status

  • palatability to stock

  • full colour photographs for each plant to assist in identification