You are here

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.

Website [external link]

OUR STORIES

Capsules of Southern Penda (Xanthostemon oppositifolius). Photo: J Halford
Posted: 12 Apr 2013

Myrtle rust is a newly arrived and threatening fungal disease that affects plants in the Myrtaceae family, including the Southern Penda (Xanthostemon oppositifolius). The Queensland Seeds for Life team has successfully collected enough seed to act as a safeguard until more is understood on the impacts of myrtle rust.

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.

Pages