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Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Jason collecting on the coast at Portland Roads. Photo: Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Jason Halford collecting on the coast at Portland Road
Photo: Brisbane Botanic Gardens
   Trays of acacia seeds. Photo: Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Trays of acacia seeds
Photo: Brisbane Botanic Gardens

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens has been involved in seed banking since 1983. With the support of the Millennium Seed Bank, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens' seed banking facility has collected and stored seed of more than 800 native Queensland plant species to date.

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Melaleuca sylvana in powerline easement. Photo: J Halford
Posted: 12 Apr 2013

The intriguing presence in the Queensland Herbarium data of a poorly known species of Melaleuca, Melaleuca sylvana, from the Atherton Tablelands prompted a visit to the area by seed collectors from the Queensland Seeds for Life project.

Posted: 18 May 2012

The conservation seed bank at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens has been involved recently in the collection of 22 taxa from North Queensland and sending the associated biological and ecological data on these collections to the Millennium Seed Bank Data Warehouse at Kew in the United Kingdom. The Brisbane Botanic Gardens conservation seed bank has been involved with the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place in the U.K. since 2004, and has contributed significantly to the ex situ conservation of 1000 Queensland taxa.

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