Our extensive collection is a major resource for research into plant conservation, taxonomy, evolution and physiology. This science is key to protecting Australia's native plants and maintaining its unique biodiversity.
More than 200,000 plant specimens from Papua New Guinea are held at the Australian National Herbarium, forming an invaluable record of the country's biodiversity.
We are helping protect our native biodiversity by improving the management of remnant vegetation and the availability of appropriate seed for revegetation projects.
We explore the latest in plant taxonomy information to better understand the biodiversity of Australian plants and their evolutionary processes.