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AIH Webinar: Plant Taxonomy Workshop – Proteaceae and Ericaceae

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am


Improve your ability to identify and understand plants by taking a closer look at the Proteaceae and Ericaceae plant families

By exploring and comparing plants from two different plant families, you will heighten your awareness of what to observe when attempting to differentiate different taxonomic levels including families, sub families, and genera.

Both Ericaceae and Proteaceae are important families in horticulture across Australia that tend to share at least one characteristic (tough leathery leaves). Attend the workshop and discover other similarities and differences in flowers, foliage and roots.

Proteaceae is dominated by species that are indigenous to Australia and Southern Africa; including Protea, Leucadendron, Leucospermum, Banksia, Leucopogon, Isopogon, Telopea, and Dryandra (now considered by WA Herbarium taxonomists as Banksia).

Ericaceae encompasses over 120 genera including both indigenous Australian and exotic garden plants – Epacris, Astroloma, Leucopogon and Richea. Rhododendron, Erica, Kalmia, Arbutus, Pieris, and Gaultheria. Ericaceae also encompasses a number of edibles including blueberry and cranberry.

Link will be provided to those booked in.

Presenter: John Mason FAIH

Date and Time: Saturday 22 May 2021 9am-10am

CPD Points Available: 1

Cost: $22 per person

Contact Wayne Van Balen MAIH RH 0027 for more information 0417 944955.




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May 22
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Wayne Van Balen MAIH RH0027 (Australian Institute of Horticulture)
0417 944 955


CPD Points Available


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