Of the many thousands of species that have evolved in isolation on the Australian continent, three species - the Banksia, Waratah and Eucalyptus - are representative of a diverse array of unusual flowers found across Australia.
The Blue Gum, Eucalyptus globulus, is the floral emblem of Tasmania. It is just one of over 700 eucalyptus tree species that are found across Australia. It is renowned for the distinctive aroma that comes from the rich aromatic oils embedded in the leaves, an aroma that permeates the Australian bush. Eucalyptus trees are also known for their colourful trunks that can range from white to cream, yellow, grey, pink, or red. The Blue Gums' large, delicate brush blossoms add to the changing character of the Australian bushland setting.
Botanical illustration: Lithograph, 1901 Government Printing Office, Sydney, NSW
Australian made and designed by Studio Latitude, this collection showcases contemporary Australian materials and fabrication. Gifts are packaged in lightweight, sturdy and eco-friendly materials to enable safe transportation to national or international destinations.