native medicinal plants
A bibliography of native medicinal plants, prepared by the Library staff at the
Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Aboriginal Communities of the Northern Territory (1988) 'Traditional bush
medicines : an Aboriginal pharmacopoeia.' Greenhouse Publications, Richmond,
Aboriginal Communities of the Northern
Territory (1993) 'Traditional Aboriginal medicines in the Northern Territory of
Australia.' Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory of Australia,
Darwin, NT. 651p.
Collins, D.J. et al. (1990) 'Plants for
medicines : a chemical and pharmacological survey of plants in the Australian
region.' CSIRO, East Melbourne, Vic. 303p.
Cribb, A.B. & Cribb, J.W. (1983) 'Wild
medicine in Australia.' Fontana/Collins, Sydney. 228p.
Kryriazis, S. (1996?) 'Bush medicine of the
northern peninsula area of Cape York.' Nai Beguta Agama Aboriginal Corporation,
New Mapoon, Qld. 39p.
Lassak. E.V. & McCarthy, T. (1983) 'Australian medicinal plants.' Methuen
Australia, North Ryde, NSW. 240p.
Low, Tim (1990) 'Bush medicine : a pharmacopoeia of natural remedies'. Angus
& Robertson, North Ryde, NSW. 238p.
Wightman, G. & Mills, L. (1991) 'Bush
medicine identikit : common medicinal plants of Australia's Top End.'
Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 65p.
Australian Bush Products,
PO Box 131, STRATHALBYN, South Australia, 5255
This company specialises in seed of South Australia and, in particular, that of
the Murray Mallee, Lakes and Plains districts. Seed from all regions of South
Australia and selected species from interstate are also available. Phone or
Australian Seed Company,
PO Box 67,HAZELBROOK, NSW, 2779
This company supplies seed from a wide range of Australian trees, shrubs,
ground-cover plants and wildflowers. Over a thousand Australian native species
are represented, particularly from temperate and cooler regions and arid zones.
Phone (047)586132; Fax (047)587022.
17 Trotman Crescent,
Yanchep Lagoon, YANCHEP, Western Australia, 6035
Bushland Flora was established in 1973 and currently lists 750 species in its
catalogue including species suitable for cut flowers and dried arrangements.
Retail packs suited to the home gardener are available as well as larger trade
Ellison Horticultural Pty Ltd,
PO Box 365, NOWRA, NSW, 2541
Ellison Horticultural is an established supplier of tree, shrub and palm seed
and seedlings. The company specialises in provenance collections of a large
range of Australian native seeds with over 2000 listed in its catalogue and has
recently released a book "Cultivated Plants of the World" which
includes more than 4000 colour pictures. Phone (044)214255; Fax (044)230859.
PO Box 3022,
NORTH NOWRA, NSW, 2541
Goozeff Seeds is a wholesale seed company supplying a wide range of Australian
native and exotic tree, shrub, grass and palm seeds. Phone or Fax (044)210731.
R and K Horner
1 Grundy Street,
ALICE SPRINGS, Northern Territory, 0870
This company specialises in seeds of plants from central Australia. Phone or Fax
Nindethana Seed Service,
PO Box 2121, ALBANY, Western Australia, 6330
Nindethana Seed Service is one of the largest suppliers of Australian native
plant seeds with over 3000 species available. The company caters for both the
small amateur grower by supplying small packets (@ 90 cents each) and the
commercial grower with bulk supplies of most species. Phone (098)443533; Fax
Vaughans Wildflower Seeds,
PMB 2, GINGIN, Western Australia, 6503
Vaughans specialise in seed of Western Australian native plants but also include
a good range of species from other parts of Australia. Phone (09)5757551; Fax
The Australian National Botanic Gardens has compiled a comprehensive list of
over 30 Australian seed suppliers based on information from the CSIRO Division
of Forestry. The list includes small regional collectors as well as Government
agencies. Go to www.anbg.gov.au