New Discoveries

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New species of Tulasnella associated with Australian terrestrial orchids in the
Cryptostylidinae and Drakaeinae

Arifin AR, May TW & Linde CC

Mycologia DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2020.1813473

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Stylidium shepherdianum (Stylidiaceae), a new Boomerang Triggerplant from Western Australia’s Mallee bioregion

Wege, J.A.

Nuytsia 31: 253–257

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Crystal clear: Dampiera prasiolita (Goodeniaceae), a distinctive new Western Australian species with translucent sepals

Shepherd, K.A. and Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 249–252

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Microcorys elatoides (Lamiaceae), a new species from the Coolgardie bioregion of Western Australia

Wilson, T.C. and Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 243–248

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Caesia arcuata (Hemerocallidaceae) from Western Australia, a new rarity with curved inflorescence branches

Macfarlane, T.D., Conran, J.G. and French, C.J.

Nuytsia 31: 239–242

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Life on the rocks: Darwinia sphaerica (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae), a new species currently known from one granite outcrop

Davis, R.W. and Rye, B.L.

Nuytsia 31: 233–237

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Persistence pays off: resolution of Lasiopetalum hapalocalyx (Malvaceae: Byttnerioideae), a new species from south-western Australia

Shepherd, K.A. and Wilkins, C.F.

Nuytsia 31: 229–232

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Diversity of Backusella (Mucoromycotina) in south-eastern Australia revealed through polyphasic taxonomy

Urquhart, A.S.; Douch, J.K.; Heafield, T.A.; Buddie, A.G.; Idnurm, A.

Persoonia 46, 2021: 1–25

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Gompholobium glabristylum (Fabaceae), a new native pea from montane habitats in Stirling Range National Park

Wilkins, C.F. and Sandiford, E.M.

Nuytsia 31: 223–227

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Between a rock and a hard place: Quoya zonalis (Lamiaceae: Chloantheae), a threatened Foxglove from Western Australia’s Pilbara bioregion

Shepherd, K.A. and Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 217–221

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Acacia lachnocarpa (Fabaceae), a new, geographically restricted Wattle from the Coolgardie bioregion of Western Australia

Davis, R.W. and Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 213–216

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Beyeria lateralis (Euphorbiaceae), a previously overlooked new species from Western Australia’s Mallee region

Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 207–211

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Phebalium cicatricatum (Rutaceae), a newly described and Critically Endangered species from north-eastern Queensland, Australia.

Ford, Andrew J. and Duretto, Marco F.

Telopea 23 : 131-136.

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Shining some light on a poorly known species: Haloragis luminosa (Haloragaceae), a new Western Australian species from a Threatened Ecological Community

Wege, J.A. and Orchard, A.E.

Nuytsia 31: 203–206

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Wurmbea flavanthera (Yellow-anthered Wurmbea, Colchicaceae), a new species from Western Australia’s Mid West region

Macfarlane, T.D., Brown, A.P. and French, C.J.

Nuytsia 31: 197–202

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Goodenia quartzitica (Goodeniaceae), a new range-restricted species discovered in a remote part of the eastern Gascoyne bioregion

Shepherd, K.A.

Nuytsia 31: 193–196

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A case of mistaken identity: Isotropis iophyta (Fabaceae), a new Western Australian Lamb’s Poison previously confused with I. forrestii

Wege, J.A. and Davis, R.W.

Nuytsia 31: 187–191

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Nowhere to be seen: Deyeuxia abscondita (Poaceae), a new but presumed extinct species from south-western Australia

Macfarlane, T.D.

Nuytsia 31: 179–185

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Gomphrena verecunda (Amaranthaceae), a modest new species from Western Australia’s arid zone

Davis, R.W.

Nuytsia 31: 175–178

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A new Wedding Bush from the eastern goldfields of Western Australia (Ricinocarpos digynus: Euphorbiaceae)

HIslop, M. and Wege, J.A.,

Nuytsia 31: 169–173

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Out of the dark: Leptofauchea lucida (Rhodymeniales: Faucheaceae), a new red algal species from the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia

Huisman, J.M. and Saunders, G.W.

Nuytsia 31: 163–167

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Formal naming of Bossiaea reptans (Fabaceae), an endangered species from the Warren region, Western Australia

Macfarlane, T.D., Ross, J.H., Smith, J. and Hearn, R.W.

Nuytsia 31: 157–161

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Olearia adpressa (Asteraceae: Astereae), a new, geographically restricted species from shale breakaways in the Mid West of Western Australia

Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 153–156

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Revision of the Australian bee fly genus Meomyia Evenhuis, 1983, with description of three new species (Bombyliidae, Bombyliinae, Bombyliini)

Xuankun Li, David K. Yeates

Zootaxa 4810(2): 201–243

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A new species of Indigofera (Fabaceae: Faboideae) from Central Australia

Wilson, Peter G. and Rowe, Ross R.M.

Telopea 23 : 113-117

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Four new species of Splendid Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae: Aenetus) from Australia and Papua New Guinea

 

Ethan P. Beaver, Michael D. Moore, John R. Grehan, Alejandro Velasco-Castrillón, Mark I. Stevens

Zootaxa 4809(3): 449–474

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Taxonomy and phylogeny of Sidera (Hymenochaetales, Basidiomycota): four new species and keys to species of the genus

Rui Du, Fang Wu, Genevieve M. Gates, Yu-Cheng Dai, Xue-Mei Tian

MycoKeys 68: 115–135

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Styphelia capillaris (Ericaceae: Epacridoideae: Styphelieae), a formal name for a Critically Endangered species from Wandoo National Park

Hislop, M.,

Nuytsia 31: 147–151

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Description of the rare Goldfields Laceflower, Thryptomene planiflora (Myrtaceae)

Rye, B.L.,

Nuytsia 31: 141–145

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Marasmius vagus Guard, M.D. Barrett & Farid, sp. nov.

Guard FE, Barrett MD, Farid A, Smith ME, Lebel T

Fungal Planet 1091

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Fungal Planet description sheets: 1042-1111

Crous PW, Wingfield MJ, Chooi YH, et al.

Persoonia 44: 301-459

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Remarkably unremarkable: Tecticornia enodis (Chenopodiaceae), a new samphire with smooth seeds from the arid interior of Western Australia

Shepherd, K.A.,

Nuytsia 31: 135–139

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Four new tri-forked species of the Australian genus Abantiades Herrich-Schäffer (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) from the “dark obscura clade”

Michael D. Moore, Ethan P. Beaver, Alejandro Velasco-Castrillón, Mark I. Stevens

Zootaxa 4801(1): 115–141

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Better the devil you know: Teucrium diabolicum (Lamiaceae), a new species from mining tenements in the Coolgardie bioregion

Wege, J.A. and Davis, R.W.

Nuytsia 31: 129–133

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A taxonomic review of the Styphelia intertexta group (Ericaceae: Epacridoideae: Styphelieae)

Michael Hislop

Swainsona 33: 63–73

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Taxonomic evaluation of Ptilotus manglesii (Amaranthaceae) and recognition of P. davisii for two phrase names in south-west Western Australia

Timothy A. Hammer

Swainsona 33: 103–109

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Additional species in the Indigofera haplophylla group (Fabaceae: Faboideae).

Wilson, Peter G.

Telopea 23 : 89-93.

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Kunzea dracopetrensis (Myrtaceae: Leptospermeae), an uncommon new species from Western Australia’s south-eastern wheatbelt

Ryonen Butcher

Nuytsia 31: 117–123

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Utricularia gaagudju, a new species for the Northern Territory, and a recircumscription of U. kimberleyensis C.A.Gardner

 

Richard W. Jobson & Wayne Cherry

Telopea 23: 61–68

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Leucopogon kirupensis (Ericaceae: Styphelioideae: Styphelieae), a new, short-range endemic from the south-west corner of Western Australia

 

M. Hislop

Nuytsia 31: 111–115

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Eucalyptus calidissima (Myrtaceae), a new ironbark species from the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia

Stephen AJ Bell and Van Klaphake

Telopea 23: 73–87

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A rediscovered rarity: Pimelea cruciata (Thymelaeaceae), a new species from Western Australia’s Mallee bioregion

Rye, B.L. & Wege, J.A.

Nuytsia 31: 107–110

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The phoma-like dilemma

Hou, L.W.; Groenewald, J.Z.; Pfenning, L.H.; Yarden, O.; Crous, P.W.; Cai, L.

Studies in Mycology 96 : 309-396

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A new velvet gecko (Oedura: Diplodactylidae) from Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory

Paul M. Oliver, Chris J. Jolly, Phillip L. Skipwith, Leonardo G. Tedeschi, Graeme R. Gillespie

Zootaxa 4779(3): 438–450

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What’s under the hood? Phylogeny and taxonomy of the snake genera Parasuta Worrell and Suta Worrell (Squamata: Elapidae), with a description of a new species from the Pilbara, Western Australia

 

 

Brad Maryan, Ian G. Brennan, Mark N. Hutchinson, Lukas S. Geidans

Zootaxa 4778, No 1: 1-47

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Schoenus coultasii (Cyperaceae: Schoeneae), a new annual species known from a single site in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

 

 

Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 101–106

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Carnivorous sponges from the Australian Bathyal and Abyssal zones collected during the RV Investigator 2017 Expedition

Merrick Ekins, Dirk Erpenbeck, John N.A. Hooper

Zootaxa 4774(1): 1–159

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Pentamerid brachiopods from the lower Silurian (Wenlock) Canberra Formation, A.C.T., Australia.

Strusz, D.L.

Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 142, 15-28.

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Biogeographical and ecological insights from Australasian faunas: the megadiverse collembolan genus, Entomobrya (Entomobryidae)

Rafael Jordana, Penelope Greenslade

Zootaxa 4770(1): 1–104

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Sixty years in the making: Isopogon nutans (Proteaceae), a new species with pendulous flower heads

 

Rye, B.L. And Hislop, M.

Nuytsia 31: 95–99

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Re-examination of Australian and Oriental species of Minagenia Banks, 1934 (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), with a new record for the genus in Australia and a new species description

Brenna L. Decker, James P. Pitts, David Yuan, Juanita Rodriguez

Zootaxa 4768(3): 383–394

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Drosera stipularis, a new species for the D. petiolaris complex from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

 

Paulo C. Baleeiro, Richard W. Jobson & Russell L. Barrett

Telopea 23: 35–40

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Worthy of love: Geleznowia amabilis (Rutaceae), a stunning new species of ‘Yellow Bells’ from Kalbarri in Western Australia

 

 

Shepherd, K.A. And Crawford, A.D.

Nuytsia 31: 89–93

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Three new species of the barracudina genus Lestidium (Aulopiformes: Paralepididae) from the Indo-West Pacific

Hsuan-Ching Ho, Ken Graham, Barry Russell

Zootaxa 4767(1): 71–88

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Redescription of the suspended aquatic Utricularia aurea Lour. (sect. Utricularia) and a new species U. adamsii for northern Australia

 

Richard W. Jobson & Taylor Davies-Colley

Telopea 23: 21–33

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Corchorus fitzroyensis (Malvaceae: Grewioideae), a new, poorly known species from Western Australia’s Kimberley region

Dillon, S.J., Barrett, R.L. And Shepherd, K.A.,

Nuytsia 31: 83–87

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Drosera buubugujin M.T.Mathieson (Droseraceae, Drosera section Prolifera C.T.White), a spectacular new species of sundew from the Cape York Peninsula bioregion

 

Michael T. Mathieson & Simon L. Thompson

Austrobaileya 10(4): 549–557

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P.I.Forster

Austrobaileya 10(4): 558-563

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A taxonomic revision of Camptacra N.T.Burb. (Asteraceae: Astereae)

A.R. Bean

Austrobaileya 10(4): 564–575

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Lobelia fenshamii N.G.Walsh & Albr. and L. fontana Albr. & N.G.Walsh (Campanulaceae: Lobelioideae), two new species endemic to artesian springs in central and south-western Queensland

D.E. Albrecht, N.G. Walsh, R.W. Jobson & E.B. Knox

Austrobaileya 10(4): 583–593

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Denhamia megacarpa J.J.Halford & Jessup and D. peninsularis J.J.Halford & Jessup (Celastraceae), two new species from Queensland

J.J. Halford, & L.W. Jessup

Austrobaileya 10(4): 594–603

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A taxonomic reassessment of Styphelia cuspidata (R.Br.) Spreng. (Ericaceae) with the description of two new species S. cognata A.R.Bean and S. lucens A.R.Bean

 

A.R. Bean

Austrobaileya 10(4): 604–611

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Zieria abscondita P.I.Forst. (Rutaceae), a new and geographically restricted species from south-east Queensland.

 

P.I.Forster

Austrobaileya 10(4): 621-627

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Endiandra inopinata B.Gray (Lauraceae), a new species from Queensland’s Wet Tropics

 

B. Gray

Austrobaileya 10(4): 639-644

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Taxonomic notes on the Melaleuca leucadendra (L.) L. group (Myrtaceae) in Queensland

 

A.R. Bean

Austrobaileya 10(4): 645–655

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A taxonomic revision of Olearia elliptica DC. (Asteraceae: Astereae) with the description of two new species O. fulgens A.R.Bean and O. praetermissa (P.S.Green) A.R.Bean

A.R. Bean

Austrobaileya 10(4): 656–662

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Black fungus gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae) of Queensland, Australia. Part II. Genus Pseudolycoriella Menzel & Mohrig, 1998

Werner Mohrig, Ellen Kauschke, Adam Broadley

Zootaxa 4751(3): 487–506

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Grevillea hystrix (Proteaceae), a poorly known species from sandplain country in Western Australia’s Coolgardie bioregion

Davis, R.W.

Nuytsia 31: 79–82

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The genus Litophyton Forskål, 1775 (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea: Nephtheidae) from Australia

 

 

Leen P. Van Ofwegen

Zootaxa 4764(1): 1–131

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Hibbertia proberae (Dilleniaceae), a new, rare and geographically anomalous species from the Great Victoria Desert of Western Australia

 

K.R.Thiele

Nuytsia 31: 75–78

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Living on the edge: Hemigenia diadela (Lamiaceae), a new species from remnant vegetation in Western Australia’s northern Avon Wheatbelt

Juliet A. Wege and Greg R. Guerin

Nuytsia 31: 69–73

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Revision of the fish family Euclichthyidae (Pisces: Gadiformes) with the description of two new species from the Western Pacific

Peter R. Last & John J. Pogonoski

Zootaxa 4758(2): 231–256

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Seven new species of Australian peacock spiders (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryini: Maratus Karsch, 1878)

Joseph Schubert

Zootaxa 4758(1): 1–44

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A new species of turtle-headed sea Snake (Emydocephalus: Elapidae) endemic to Western Australia

 

 

James H. Nankivell, Claire Goiran, Mathew Hourston, Richard Shine, Arne R. Rasmussen, Vicki A. Thomson, Kate L. Sanders

Zootaxa 4758(1): 141–156

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Champia patula (Champiaceae, Rhodymeniales), a new red algal species from the Perth region, Western Australia

John M. Huisman and Gary W. Saunders

Nuytsia 31: 65–68

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A new species of