Australian Flora Foundation newsletter July 2020

By Rhonda Daniels, enewsletter editor

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The Australian Flora Foundation newsletter Research Matters, No. 32, July 2020, is now available.

This issue features articles on:

  • A golden year for Nuytsia, the journal of the Western Australian Herbarium by Juliet Wege and Kelly Shepherd
  • The science and art of regenerating native grasslands by Graeme Hand
  • Progress reports for AFF-funded projects
    • A determination of the horticultural potential of the endangered Persoonia hirsuta by Nathan Emery
    • A climatic refugia and the significance of range disjunctions in South Australian eucalypts by Ed Biffin and Michelle Waycott
    • Is mitochondrial function the key to improving cryopreservation of threatened Australian flora? by Bryn Funnekotter
    • Development of molecular markers for resistance to myrtle rust in Australian Myrtaceae by Peri Tobias
  • What research were we funding 25 years ago?
    • Cloning and selection of banksias
    • Native bluebells

Here’s an interesting statistic from the article: From a survey done in 1999, there were an estimated 1.9 million Banksia stems produced each year (Department of Agriculture and Food 2007).

Read the newsletter here and find out more on the Australian Flora Foundation website.

Persoonia hirsuta by Nathan Emery