Box Ironbark catalogue

greater bendigo national park

In October 2002 the Victorian State Parliament passed the National Parks Bill, proclaiming the Greater Bendigo National Park.

La Trobe's Bendigo campus includes a section of preserved bushland adjoining the Greater Bendigo National Park, which puts the campus in a unique position to contribute to the knowledge of the Box-Ironbark forests.

This image bank aims to increase our appreciation of the Box-Ironbark forests by providing access to images of their smaller components – those that generally escape the casual visitor or bushwalker.

Pollen grains are intrinsically beautiful but also lend themselves to much speculation and experimentation about the evolution of the flower and its pollinator. Our pollen grain images have been taken with a light microscope as well as a scanning electron microscope.

The Box-Ironbark image collection was collated and used for teaching in former subjects run through the Bendigo campus.  Photo credits to Katherine Legge and Sabine Wilkens.


Bracteantha viscosa (Sticky Everlasting), Craspedia glauca (common Billy-button), Microseris scapigera (Yam Daisy), Olearia tubiliflora (Quill Daisy), Ozothamnus obcordatus (Grey Everlasting), Podolepis jaceoides (Showy Podolepis).


(Previously Liliaceae) Arthropodium strictum (Chocolate Lily) and Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily).


Brunonia australis (Blue Pincushion).


Wahlenbergia stricta (Tall Bluebell).


Burchardia umbellata (Milkmaids) and Wurmbea dioica (Early Nancy).


Drosera macrantha (Climbing Sundew) and Drosera whittakerri (Scented Sundew).


Dillwynia cinerascens (Grey Parrot Pea), Dillwynia sericea (Showy Parrot-pea), Hardenbergia violacea (Purple Coral-pea/False Sarsaparilla) Hovea linearis (Common Hovea) and Daviesia ulicifolia (Gorse Bitter Pea).


Pelargonium rodneyanum (Magenta Stork's-bill).


Acacia acinacea (Gold Dust Wattle), Acacia aspera (Rough Wattle), Acacia genistifolia (Spreading Wattle), Acacia paradoxa (Hedge Wattle) and Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle).


Eucalyptus tricarpa (Red Ironbark) and Melaleuca decussata (Totem Poles).


Caladenia catenata (Pink fingers), Caladenia caerulea (Blue Caladenia), Calochilus robertsonii (Purplish beard orchid), Diuris pardina (Leopard Orchid), Glossodia major (Wax-lip Orchid), Thelymitra megacalyptra (Scented Sun-orchid) and Thelymitra rubra (Salmon Sun-orchid).


(Previously Liliaceae) Dianella revoluta (Black Anther Flax-lily).


Bursaria spinosa (Sweet Bursaria).


Grevillea alpina (Cat's Claws) and Hakea decurrens (Silky Hakea).


Philotheca verrucosa (Fairy Wax Flower/Bendigo Wax).


Pimelia humilis (Common Rice Flower).


Tetratheca ciliata (Black-eyed Susan/Pink Bells).

Images of the Box-Ironbark forests' larger components are available on the CD-Rom 'Plants and Animals of the Box Ironbark Area of Central Victoria.' You can access this resource via the National Library of Australia.