Most representative Australian trees and shrubs
I am a tree amateur. I live in Italy.
I build 3D landscapes that try to represent the landscapes of various countries.
I am making a search on Australian native trees and shrubs.
Internet sources and books help, but they do not really let a person who has never been to Australia know, which are the most important trees and shrubs nation-wide.
I mean, not the most rare or uncommon local species... the species that are most known and loved nation-wide, also by people who are not botanical specialists.
So I thought that I could ask for your help. What would be a list of, say, 20-30 most representative trees and shrubs that are native Australian?
There should ideally be species that represent all regions of Australia, and also the most important ecosystems - the most popular for each region and ecosystem - and also of course those that are most popular nation-wide - but always native, not imported.
And there should be both trees and shrubs - although of course trees would probably get the more attention.
There are so many species of, for instance, eucalypti or grevilleae, that is very difficult, actually impossible, for a person who does not know Australia, to tell which one is more or less important nation-wise.
Thanks in advance for all help.