NT Plants

North Australian Land Manager
This website was created by the Tropical Savannas CRC supported by the Natural Heritage Trust. It aims enable people to make better land management decisions by providing information on the soils, pasture and plants and animals that need to be looked after, and on the problems land managers face, such as wildfire, weeds and pest animals.

Northern Territory Herbarium
The Northern Territory Herbarium (Darwin & Alice Springs) contains approximately 245 000 plant specimens, most of which are flowering plants. This website has information on collecting, identifying and keying out NT plants.

Tropical Savannas CRC
For those interested in Australia's tropical savannas - the landscapes of open trees and grasses that dominate the top third of the continent. Read about our research on the region's plants and animals and land-management issues such as sustainable industries, fire, weeds, water, vegetation and climate.


Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
The department is responsible for implementing the Australian Government's policies to protect our environment and heritage, and to promote a sustainable way of life. The site addresses a wide array of biodiversity topics from threatened species and ecological communities to biodiversity hotspots, along with links to flora databases and other online resources. Programs include Caring for our Country which is one way the Australian Government funds environmental management of our natural resources by supporting communities, farmers and other land managers to protect Australia's natural environment and sustainability.

Australian Network for Plant Conservation
Are you involved in plant conservation work? Are you a member of a local revegetation group, or a landholder, or a scientist conducting research into threatened species? Or perhaps you're just interested in Australia's native plants. Whatever your interest, joining the Australian Network for Plant Conservation will keep you in touch with essential plant conservation activities, information, news, and contacts in Australia and internationally.

Colong Foundation
The Colong Foundation is the longest-serving community advocate for wilderness in Australia. Our campaigns have secured over a million hectares of national parks, most of which is wilderness but a further million hectares of threatened forests in NSW need urgent protection. This site provides the information you need to help secure these areas and others across the nation. Hopefully it will inspire a dozen new campaigns to save these precious areas.

Environment Centre NT
Environment Centre NT is the peak environment group in the Territory. We rely heavily on our members, both to help direct and run the Environment Centre's activities and for the contribution that membership subscriptions make to our limited resources.

Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan for the NT
Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan for the NT - a blueprint for achieving sustainable use and management of our natural resources so they remain in good shape for the future.

The Environmental Defenders Office (NT) Inc
The Environmental Defenders Office (NT) Inc. is a public interest community legal centre practising environmental law. We offer legal services to individuals and groups who want to protect the natural and built environment and who can't afford private legal assistance. We also conduct community education programs about environmental law and seek reform of environmental laws where appropriate.

Australian Plants

Australian Plant Name Index
This database is a tool for the botanical community that deals with plant names, not only those in current use, but also those names used in the past - synonyms no longer in use for a variety of technical nomenclatural reasons. APNI is the standard dataset for plant names in Australia, containing more than 80,000 names.

Australia's Virtual Herbarium
Australia's Virtual Herbarium (AVH) is an on-line botanical information resource accessible via the web. It provides immediate access to the wealth of data associated with scientific plant specimens in each Australian herbarium. Six million specimen records, of particular value in displaying geographic distribution, will be enhanced by images, descriptive text and identification tools. The AVH is a collaborative project of the State, Commonwealth and Territory herbaria. It is being developed under the auspices of the Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria (CHAH), representing the major Australian collections.

Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research
Botanical Research, Conservation, Management and Use of the Australian Flora

Cycad Pages
This site welcomes you to the intriguing world of Cycads Survivors from before the dinosaurs! Hosted by Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia

Electronic Flora of South Australia
Aims to provide a comprehensive Web-projected account of the flora of a large region.

Flora of Australia online
Delivers the landmark publication series Flora of Australia to a potentially vast audience. This comprehensive, scientific resource demonstrates the Australian Government's commitment to ensuring Australia remains a world leader in taxonomy and managing, presenting and using biodiversity knowledge. This online resource is a result of collaboration between the Australian Biological Resources Study and national and international botanical communities and institutions.

The authoritative source for information about the Western Australian flora.

Other Plant Societies and Interest Groups

Northern Territory

Friends of Fogg Dam
Friends of Fogg Dam Inc. are a group of people who share the following: To put Fogg Dam on the map and in the hearts and minds of people and to promote, protect and enhance the ecological, cultural and aesthetic values of Fogg Dam and assist visitors to enjoy, understand and appreciate this unique place.

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
In keeping with most botanic gardens around the world, Darwin's Botanic Gardens has its "friends". We are people with a passion for plants and a love of gardening. Many of us have special interests in specific plant groups. We like to share our knowledge and enthusiasm so that others develop an appreciation not only for the Gardens, but the plant world in general.

Greening Australia NT
Greening Australia NT has some excellent publications including 'Native Plants for Top End Gardens'.

NT Field Naturalists Club
Being a member of the NT Field Naturalists Club will provide you with an opportunity to share and learn more about this great backyard of ours.

The Landcare Council of the Northern Territory (LCNT)
Landcare Australia builds partnerships between communities, businesses and governments to care for Australia's environment now and for future generations. The Landcare Council of the Northern Territory (LCNT) is the peak community and industry body advising the NT Government on natural resource management issues in the Territory. Become a member; check out your nearest NT Landcare group


Australian National Botanical Gardens - Aboriginal Trail
This site is based on the guide leaflet for the Aboriginal Trail at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The trail is an interpretive walk focussing on plants used by the Australian Aboriginals.

Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia (PACSOA)
PACSOA is a group of affiliated, semi-autonomous, regional Palm and/or Cycad Societies headed by a Board presently based in Brisbane, Queensland. The Societies adopted the present structure in 1984 after having previously been an informal information exchange. At that time there was established the quarterly magazine, formerly Magazine of the Palm & Cycad Society of Australia, now PALMS & CYCADS, publishing articles of both non-technical and technical content, of interest to the palm and/or cycad enthusiast; and a Bookstore which offers substantial discounts on retail prices of palm and cycad books and publications, most of which are unobtainable elsewhere in Australia. Since 1984 there has also been established a Publication Fund which, since 1987, has published eight original works in book form.

Society For Growing Australian Plants SGAP Queensland Region
The Society for Growing Australian Plants (or SGAP as it is usually called) was formed in 1957 for the purpose of studying and developing the horticultural potential of Australian native plants and preserving them through cultivation. With over 8,000 members throughout Australia, it is one of the largest horticultural societies in the countrySociety For Growing Australian Plants SGAP Queensland Region.

The Australian Native Plants Society
The Australian Native Plants Society was formerly known as the Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (ASGAP). It caters for people interested in Australia's native flora whether that interest is simple appreciation of the beauty and diversity of the flora or whether it extends to propagation, cultivation and conservation. Have a look at their extensive Internet Resource page.

A web guide to the wattles of New South Wales, WattleWeb will help those who appreciate the Australian 'bush', as well as naturalists and fieldworkers, to come to know and recognise the large number of Acacia species which may occur in their own area and in New South Wales generally. Gardeners may also be encouraged to grow more interesting, and very often more suitable, species of wattle.

The aim of the WorldWideWattle is to deliver authoritative information relating to Australian species of Acacia in order to inform, educate and promote the conservation, utilisation and enjoyment of this important group of plants. The information presented here is intended for use by a wide range of users, both professional and amateur, including taxonomists, ecologists, foresters, etc. to school children and others who simply want to learn more about this fascinating genus. Other Acacia web site include WattleWeb.


Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants is a joint effort by the Institute of Systemic Botany , the University of South Florida and the Florida Center for Community Design and Research to provide users with a comprehensive searchable database of vascular plants in the State of Florida.

Index Herbariorum
A Global Directory of Public Herbaria and Associated Staff.

International Aroid Society
Aroid is the common name for members of the Araceae family of plants, sometimes known as the Philodendron or Arum family. The occasionally beautiful and often bizarre combination of spathe and spadix called the inflorescence, sometimes referred to as a "flower", is a distinguishing feature of all aroids.

Wayne's Word
A non-profit natural history textbook dedicated to little-known facts and trivia about natural history subjects.