Australian Flora Foundation newsletter – Research Matters, July 2019

By enewsletter Editor

The latest newsletter from the Australian Flora Foundation is now available here. The foundation is a charity fostering scientific research into the biology and cultivation of the Australian flora.

Research Matters, No. 30, July 2019 includes reports on two Australian Flora Foundation-funded projects:

Interactions between native and exotic plants in the context of grassland restoration and the importance of below ground processes – Monique Ellie Smith
Cracking a hard nut – germination of Persoonia species, a genus with hard woody indehiscent endocarps – Kerryn Chia
Other articles in the issue include:

Australian native rices – Lindsay Campbell and Christopher Gardiner
Germination of Grevillea seeds – Charles Morris
Challenges and opportunities for urban greening – Michelle Leishman and Alessandro Ossola
What research was AFF funding 25 years ago?

More information about the Australian Flora Foundation at

Donations welcome to fund more research.

AFF Newsletter July 2019.pdf