Dispersal Seeds are dispersed from their parent plants in many ways. Some plants violently expel their seeds through the air. read more
Collector The Reverend William Walter Watts (1856-1920) was a keen amateur collector of cryptogams - including ferns, mosses and liverworts. read more
Lichen Lichen is not a single life-form, but a symbiosis - a partnership between a fungus and a green alga or cyanobacterium growing together. read more
Soil Soil is a living thing; a single teaspoon of soil contains billions of tiny organisms. read more
Vegetation Over 1000 vegetation types are recognised in New South Wales, and they include subtropical rainforests, arid salt-bush plains and treeless alpine herb-fields. read more
Atlas of Living Australia View PlantBank collection records through the Atlas of Living Australia: go to the column on the right hand side and choose 'View records' to see a list of seed collections and accession numbers.