Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Updates to Western Australia's vascular plant census for 2019.

Abstract

The census database at the Western Australian Herbarium (PERTH), which provides the nomenclature for the website FloraBase, lists current names and recent synonymy for Western Australia's native and naturalised vascular plants, as well as algae, bryophytes, lichens, slime moulds and some fungi. The names represented in the census are either sourced from published research or denote as yet unpublished names based on herbarium voucher specimens. We herein summarise the changes made to vascular plant names in this database during 2019. Ninety-five taxa were newly recorded for the State, of which 11 are naturalised and 33 have been added to the Threatened and Priority Flora list for Western Australia. A total of 119 name changes were made, including the formal publication of 50 phrase-named taxa.