A Potential New Cutflower for Australia- Haemodorum Coccineum

  • 25 pages

  • Published: 11 Oct 2006

  • Author(s): Johnston, Margaret, McMah, Alenna

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New product development in ornamental horticulture is the driver of international competitiveness and the Australian native flower industry needs new products to maintain and develop export markets. Haemodorum coccineum (Haemodoraceae) is an attractive species from tropical Australia (Queensland and Northern Territory), producing orange to red flowers from November to March, a time when red flowers are highly desired on global markets for Christmas, Chinese New Year and Valentines’ Day.