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We Accidentally Found a Whole New Genus of Australian Daisies

By Alexander Schmidt-Lebuhn, Research Scientist and Ben Gooden, Plant Ecologist, CSIRO. We accidentally found a whole new genus of Australian daisies. You’ve probably seen them on your bushwalks. When it comes to new botanical discoveries, one might imagine it’s done… Continue Reading →

Majestic, Stunning, Intriguing and Bizarre: New Guinea’s 13,634 Plant Species

By Bruce Webber, CSIRO, Barry J Conn, University of Sydney and Rodrigo Camara Leret, University of Zurich Scientists have been interested in the flora of New Guinea since the 17th century, but formal knowledge of the tropical island’s diversity has… Continue Reading →

Drought-breaking Rains Transform Critically Endangered Woodlands

By Jacqui Sol, CSIRO; Annie Kelly, and Suzanne Prober, CSIRO In box gum grassy woodlands, widely spaced eucalypts tower over carpets of wildflowers, lush native grasses and groves of flowering wattles. It’s no wonder some early landscape paintings depicting Australian… Continue Reading →

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