Diversity exhibit

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.