Who are we?

The Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd (ABN 87 002 680 408) is a non-profit, independent, incorporated community organisation with members in NSW and overseas. Enjoy Australian native plants with over 20 friendly groups in NSW.

To join the Australian Plants Society NSW, please complete the form here, and return by post or email.


Phebalium squamulosum Ssp squamulosum

Phebalium squamulosum Ssp squamulosum

Phebalium:from the Greek phibaleo, a kind of fig.
squamulosum:scaly, referring to the small browny scales on the branches, underside of the leaves and flower storks

Common name: Scaly Phebalium

Phebalium squamulosum is widespread along the east coast of Australia growing from coast to mountains. There are 10 subspecies of this plant and this article is about the most common subspecies – squamulosum.The individual cream to pale yellow terminal flowers are five-petalled and relatively small, but as they occur in clusters they are very conspicuous. The narrow oblong leaves are up to 5 cm long and are shiny on top and a paler silvery/rusty colour underneath.




The aims of the Society are:

  * To foster and promote appreciation, study and participation in growing and propagating Australian native plants
* By lawful means, foster, support and promote the preservation and conservation of Australian native plants
* To encourage the use of Australian native plants in home gardens and public places
* To improve native plants as garden subjects
* To interest the nursery industry in propagating & supplying
Australian native plants to the public
* To increase and disseminate general knowledge of Australian plants

The aims are broad and allow us to respond to changing needs and priorities and to encompass all aspects of Australian plants.

To join the society please print, complete and return the form obtained here.


2016 APS NSW Annual Get-together

APS NSW 2016 Annual Get-together

Tamworth 19-21 August 2016

Tamworth APS members are looking forward to hosting the 2016 NSW Get-Together with a full-on Seminar, dinner and a range of local activities to take part in.

The President’s annual dinner will be held for Group Presidents and Secretaries on Friday evening.

Six speakers will enlighten you at the Seminar on Saturday: 


2016 Quarterly Meetings

Please note the following dates:

1. The AGM and May Gathering will be hosted by the Sutherland Group on Saturday May 21 at the Sutherland Multi Purpose Centre. The AGM will be followed by a talk from Anthony O'Halloran of Bilby Blooms on "Conservation Issues in the Pilliga Forest". See for details of the venue.

2. See above for details of the 2016 Annual Get Together hosted by Tamworth on the weekend of Saturday / Sunday August 20 / 21.

3. The 2016 November Gathering will be hosted by the Macarthur Group on Saturday November 19 at Black Stump Natives. Ben Walcott, leader of the ANPSA Garden Design Group will talk on “Garden design: a personal perspective". See:

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