Common plants found in Martu Country Western Deserts region, Rangeland

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Found this - thought I would share just in case others have some interest - a short and sweet guide to some common desert plants



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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 07:36

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 07:36
Thanks Greg

There aren't many plant guides for this area.

I use a book by Phil Moore, please are there any others?

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 08:57

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 08:57
Phil,

Two publications that may be useful, to some extent, are:

A Field Guide to Plants of the Channel Country by Rhondda Alexander
No longer in print but you could score a copy on eBay, a friend did some weeks ago.

Trees and Shrubs of North West Queensland by Jenny Milson. Not sure of its availability at this time?

Good to meet you at Desert Queen Baths last month, with Les, Joe et al.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 10:58

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 10:58
Hello Phil

I am not aware of any other books off the top of my head. I am more of an animal person so don't look at the plants as much as I should but I know a few botanist types, so will ask around.

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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 09:20

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 09:20
Thanks for the book info Bob.

It was a chance meeting at DQB and I'm so glad we it happened. Hope the rest of your trip went ok ours did.

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Reply By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 10:35

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 10:35
Thanks for that Greg. I got a very good book from the Mulan Community a couple of years back which was produced by the community and has all the plants and animals of the region. Gives their local language name plus the European and botanical names. See it's at home and I'm at work I can't tell you the name right now.

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Reply By: TTTSA - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 18:19

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 18:19
Another book is "Shrubs and Trees of the Great Victoria Desert" also out of print but a bit of searching may dig up a copy.

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Follow Up By: equinox - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 20:18

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 20:18
I have that one.
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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 20:03

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 20:03
Hi Duncan

Would this be the book? I believe its out of print.
Walmajarri plants & animals : Aboriginal biocultural knowledge from the…
by Bessie Doonday.
Walmajarri plants & animals
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Follow Up By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 at 11:45

Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 at 11:45
G'day Phil yes that's the one. Cost me $30 from the ranger at Mulan.

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Reply By: Gaynor - Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 at 01:16

Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 at 01:16
These two are the best books and most relevant to the CSR.
Walmajarri Plants and Animals by Mulan Community. Available in Mulan and Billiluna Stores. This one is the best for Walmajarri Country (northern CSR), but also very useful for the rest of the CSR.
Bushfires and Bushtucker by Peter Latz - This one is the best for Martu Country, although its home is Central Desert.

Thank you for the PDF link. Always like to read new reference material CSR related.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 at 11:57

Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 at 11:57
Here's another book people may find interesting

Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide

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