|Leichhardt's Breadfruit Tree Gardenia wilhelmii, near Georgetown, north Queensland.|
Named for Carl Wilhelm, an important von Mueller collector - see below.
|Acacia wilhelmiana, near Temora, New South Wales.|
|Chef's Cap Correa Correa bauerlenii, south coast New South Wales.|
|Pink Velvet Bush Lasiopetalum behrii, Caralue Bluff Conservation Reserve, |
Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Family Malvaceae (formerly Sterculiaceae).
|Monkey Mint-bush Prostanthera walteri, Mt Morris, East Gippsland, Victoria.|
This unusual mint-bush is limited to granite hills in forests of north-east Victoria and
south-east New South Wales.
It was collected for von Mueller by Walter.
|Myrtle Bells Orchid Sarcochilus hillii, Nowra, above and below.|
This exquisite little epiphytic orchid grows north from the far south of
coastal New South Wales to the Tropic of Capricorn in Queensland.
Hill collected it at Moreton Bay.
One who did contribute more heavily was another eminent desert survivor, Ernest Giles.
|Eremophila gilesii, central Australia.|
|Solanum sturtianum, Broken Hill. |
Sturt collected the type specimen somewhere in central Australia, but it's not clear exactly where.
|Senecio gregorii, Lasseter Highway, central Australia.|
This one was collected by Gregory, in the course of his ultimately fruitless search for the
vanished explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, later the subject of the Patrick White novel Voss.
|Oven Everlasting (referring to the Ovens River in Victoria) Ozothamnus stirlingii, Namadgi National Park, |
Australian Capital Territory.
|Witchetty Bush Acacia kempeana, near Alice Springs. The common name stems from the fact that|
the large edible wood-boring larvae of several moth species, known collectively as Witchetty Grubs,
are collected from the roots.
|Cactus Pea Bossiaea walkeri, Nullarbor Plain.|
The leafless shrub is found across southern arid Australia.
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