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The Australian Native Plant Pages

News, information and resources about Australian native plants and gardens
with emphasis on Brisbane and Queensland

Backhousia

Several native tree species belong to this genus. The most popular in SEQld gardens is Backhousia citriodora, the lemon myrtle, which has lemon-scented leaves now commercially cultivated as a bushfood.

Other species which are readily available in nurseries are Backhousia anisata and Backhousia myrtifolia.

More information to come in future updates

More Online Information


Backhousia citriodora

Lemon MyrtleNative Plants Queensland (formerly Society for Growing Australian Plants)
Lemon Myrtle Australian Native Food Industry Limited (ANFIL)
Lemon Scented Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) "Grow Me Instead" Australian
Backhousia citriodora Australian National Botanic Gardens
Backhousia citriodora Brisbane Rainforest Action & Information Network
Lemon Myrtle Australian Native Foods, CSIRO
Backhousia citriodora ,Lemon Myrtle The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Backhousia citriodora Waverly Council, NSW
Backhousia citriodora F.Muell. Atlas of Living Australia

Backhousia anisata

Syzygium anisatum and Anetholea anisata are more recent synonyms but it is still better known as a Backhousia
Backhousia anisata, Aniseed Tree The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Focus on Anise Myrtle Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation, Australian Government
Anise Myrtle Australian Native Food Industry Limited (ANFIL)

Backhousia myrtifolia

Backhousia myrtifolia (Grey Myrtle) Save Our Waterways Now, Brisbane
Grey Myrtle (Backhousia myrtifolia) "Grow Me Instead" Australian
Backhousia myrtifolia Grey myrtle, ironwood, carrol. Brisbane Rainforest Action & Information Network
Backhousia myrtifolia Sassafras rainforest regeneration project, NSW

Others

Backhousia sciadophora Shatterwood. Brisbane Rainforest Action & Information Network
Backhousia angustifolia The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Backhousia bancroftii The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Backhousia enata The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Backhousia hughesii The Taxonomy Research & Information Network

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