There is a new and important resource for rainforest plant identification. Developed over 13 years by Gwen Harden, Hugh Nicholson, Bill McDonald, Nan Nicholson, Terry Tame & John Williams, this interactive identification key and information system is a must have tool for Educational Institutions, Native Nurseries, Bush Regenerators, Botanists, Landscapers and anyone with an interest in Rainforest plants.

The ‘Rainforest Plant of Australia, Rockhampton to Victoria’ is an easy to use information system for over 1100 species of Rainforest trees, shrubs, climbers and mistletoes on the East Coast. This is a well thought out and designed interactive USB key. The feature key includes leaf, flower, fruit, seed and bark as well as geographic distribution, rainforest types and of course family. It contains line drawings and over 11,000 photos of general and detailed features used for identification purposes. It also has other features such as Rainforest ecology, a detailed illustrated glossary and a comprehensive list of references and useful websites.

This is the most thorough and simple to use I.D system on the market. The pictures by Hugh Nicholson and the line drawings by Gwen Harden are very precise making plant identification easy. 160 different features can be used to narrow down to identify a plant. I highly recommend ‘Rainforest Plant of Australia, Rockhampton to Victoria’ and am certain it will become a well known and used reference tool for many years to come.

You can purchase ‘Rainforest Plant of Australia, Rockhampton to Victoria’ here.


About Patrick Regnault
I have worked in the horticultural and landscaping industry for over 35 years in three different countries.I am a member and Registered Horticulturist with the Australian Institute of Horticulture and member of the Housing Industry Association. I am the owner of Interactive Landscapes, a successful structural landscaping and landscape design business. I believe that what gardens and gardening do is to reconnect people with the fundamental elements of nature. A good gardener will try and acquire a profound understanding of the balance of nature and endeavour to do the best to improve the environment in which the garden is situated. At Interactive Landscapes it is a philosophy that we put into practice when designing and creating a garden, no matter the size. Our name reflects this as we understand that gardens are a place of interaction. View all posts by this author »