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A huge increase in the number of species.
Australian Customers


Plus Postage
(Australian $)

1 = $8
plus 50c for each extra one.

International Customers


Plus Postage
(Australian $)

1 = $10
plus $1.00 for each extra one.

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Download a zip file which contains the setup and instructions. After purchase you will be sent a link to download that will last for 5 days.


Vast amounts of data on 2489 species of Australian tropical (native) plants with over 15000 high quality pictures (up to eight for each species). Select lists for: Flower colour, perfume, suitable for a specific area, bush tucker, survival rating, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, shade trees, ground covers and numerous other search criteria.  The best horticultural guide to Australian Tropical Plants that you will ever find. 

Make complex SQL searches on the database by mixing any of the above. 
View full details of species found in a search.

This version now has Ferns (255 species) and Orchids (124 species) as well as Trees, Shrubs and Vines.

There are a number of articles in PDF format on subjects such as:
Planning and Planting A Rainforest Plot and Making Jam With Native Fruits.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 of higher to view these.

Print a complete data sheet for each species, including colour pictures. 
Compare up to four species in the one window - Click and drag the image in 100% view - View all the images for a species in the one window - Print all these images - Zoom each one for a better
view - Select by Common Name or Scientific Name - Search by Scientific name or broad search of both Common and Scientific names - View a distribution map for each species that shows the natural distribution of the species - Set index to Scientific Name (default), Common Name, Form, Height, Flower Colour or Family.  This enables you to then view all the species in the same Genus, Family etc.

No program has ever been easier to use.  Most of the information (including a picture) is right in front of you on the main screen.  There is no complicated system of windows that you have to work your way through to find the information.  The other pictures for each species are just a click away.

This program is an ideal companion to the CSIRO computer key to Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants as it contains many images of species that are not illustrated in the key, and if they are, usually more of them.

It is also useful to taxonomists who may want to compare closely related species and also to landscape architects who may wish to select plants from a nursery list but are not familiar with many of the species.

Run a slide show of all the images with various options such as All Pictures, Random Selection, First Picture only and change the delay between images.

Many of the original slide images have been re-worked and all new images obtained in the last few years have been taken with either a Nikon D7200 or various Pentax digital cameras, current being the K-70.

Download the following screen shots of the program to view:
After they load, be sure to click on the zoom button to bring them to full size, or they may not be clear.

  Opening Screen

Main Data

Section 2

Main Data

Section 1

Printed Report

Multiple Queries


This version is produced on USB Flash Drive.

In this new version all the images are installed on your hard disk so the Flash Drive will not need to be inserted each time the program is used.  The total hard disk space taken up is 8100 Mb (8.1 Gb).  If you have a laptop installation may take more than 60 minutes, 20 minutes on a modern i5 or i7 computer.

We no longer accept credit card payments but you can now pay by credit card through PayPal without having a PayPal account.  Simply click on the Add To Cart  button and go to our checkout to pay via PayPal.

You can also make payment by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) if you have Internet Banking.  Just email us your order and we will email you back with our account details.  Orders can also be sent through the mail with a cheque or postal note.  Local and other Government departments, just send an official order and we will include the invoice with the Flash Drive or email it with download link.

Please note: If you install 'A Garden on the Wing' after you have installed 'Australian Tropical Plants' you will get an error message when displaying images.
If you purchase both of them install 'A Garden on the Wing' first.  If you already have 'Australian Tropical Plants Vol 4' installed and you then install “A Garden On The Wing” you will have to run the image displaying program IMAGESCALER641.MSI which is located in the ATP_Version 4 folder on the drive where the program was installed.  It will detect that it is already installed, just select 'Repair' and continue.  
Because each program uses a different version of this plugin the latest one needs to be reinstated.

To save memory and speed up the program, Australian Tropical Plants  is split up into modules.  The start program looks at your screen resolution and opens the appropriate module for that size screen.  If the program does not start when you try to run it, it is probably because you have your screen set to some strange resolution or you have set the screen fonts to larger or smaller then the default.  The resolutions directly supported are:  800 x 600; 1024 x 768; 1280 x 800; 1280 x 900; 1280 x 960; 1280 x 1024; 1440 x 900; 1680 x 1050; 1920 x 1200 and 1920 x 1080 (just in case you have one of the latest LCD moinitors!) And ; 2560 x 1440.  If you have a screen that does not match one of these sizes you can run a module that is a little smaller than your monitor size.  The modules are named with the resolution.  Just create a short-cut on the desktop and point it to a suitable module, such as 'atpvol4_1280_800.exe''.  Each module is about 2.5 Mb and if any small alterations are made from time they will be available for download from our downloads page. 

NOTE:  This program cannot be installed on a network drive or a server based system via the network.  It must be installed on a stand-alone PC.  It can be run on a mapped network drive from another computer but only one user can access it at any one time.  You can install it on a server directly and run it from other computers via a mapped network drive.  The program is started via the module 'ATP_Start.exe'.  This determines the resolution settings for the computer monitor and runs the appropriate module.  On each computer that is to run the program a shortcut should be created that points to ATP_Start.exe on the mapped network drive on the server.

Australian Tropical Plants
Version 5.1.1  Released March 2023

Tropical Australian Flora in an interactive database program - For Windows only

On USB Flash Drive

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Australian Tropical Plants Upgrade for Version 5.1.1: If you purchased Version 4 (but not from us) just send in the registration with $35 (via the ‘Add to Cart’ button above) and a link will be sent to you to download the install program as a zip file.

You may be able to run Windows 10 on your MAC, check out the link below.

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Version 5   released in March 2023.

Owners of Ver 4 will get a discount on upgrading to Ver 5, with proof of purchase.

All Versions of Windows from 95 onwards.

 Garry & Nada Sankowsky

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 Please note if you only have a USB-C port on your computer it will be $5 extra.
 Click on the Add to Cart button to the right to buy this version.

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If you have a MAC computer with an Intel processor you can install a free version of Windows. Check with your MAC dealer and have a look at this link.