Plant discovery and evolution

We document, study, and classify plants and algae to conserve species and study their evolution.

Our team leads the discovery, research, and classification of plant and algae species.

Using innovative systematics methods, we document morphology, geographic distribution, and evolutionary history using taxonomy, phylogenomics, and macroevolution. We’re committed to sharing our knowledge and collaborating with science and industry bodies worldwide to promote plant conservation and advance botanical nomenclature.

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Key projects

Learn about key projects researching botanical discovery and evolution.
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Plant Discovery and Evolution Research team

Meet the team leading plant discovery and evolution research at the Australian Institute of Botanical Science.
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