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Plant Diversity

Our plant systematics research focuses on discovering, documenting and classifying plants (including algae), and understanding their relationships and evolution. We are the leading agency for plant systematics in NSW. The primary focus of our research is the native flora of NSW, but we also take an active interest in plants of neighbouring states, countries and sources of naturalised plants - after all, plants don’t respond to political boundaries! 

Our systematics research involves: discovering, naming and describing plant species, determining and characterising the relationships between plant taxa, and modifying plant classification to reflect improved knowledge of plant relationships