Bushfoods Product 5

Issue 19 - pages 33-25

Australian 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, Vic. 256p.
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.

Seed Suppliers:

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 Fax  (085)344124.

Australian Seed Company,
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.

Bushland Flora,
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 packs.Phone (09)5611636.

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.

Goozeff Seeds
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 (08)89528583.

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 (098)443573.

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 (09)5757595.

CSIRO Listing
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