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South Australian Seed Conservation Centre

Seed hunter Dan Duval collects seeds in an arid zone of South Australia. Photo: SA Seed Conservation Centre
Seed hunter Dan Duval collects seeds in an arid zone of South Australia
Photo: SA Seed Conservation Centre
    The nationally endangered Corunna daisy (Brachyscome muelleri) has been collected, stored and researched at the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre. Photo: SA Seed Conservation Centre
The nationally endangered Corunna daisy (Brachyscome muelleri) has been collected, stored and researched at the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre
Photo: SA Seed Conservation Centre
    Dr Leanne Pound tests the ability of seeds to germinate at different temperatures in an effort to understand the potential impact of climate change on threatened native plants. Photo: SA Seed Conservation Centre
Dr Leanne Pound tests the ability of seeds to germinate at different temperatures in an effort to understand the potential impact of climate change on threatened native plants
Photo: SA Seed Conservation Centre

The South Australian Seed Conservation Centre is based at the Botanic Gardens of South Australia. The primary objective of the Centre is to collect seed from priority plant species throughout South Australia. The seed will be used to establish long-term seed conservation collections, and to develop germination and storage protocols for each species. 

As a partner in the Australian Seed Bank Partnership, the Centre contributes extensive knowledge, experience and resources. The South Australian Seed Conservation Centre:

  • collects, processes and stores native seeds for conservation purposes
  • researches seed biology to improve germination
  • partners with others to restore native plant communities.

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OUR STORIES

Olax obcordata (SA Seed Conservation Centre)
Posted: 05 Sep 2015

Contributing to the Australian Seed Bank Partnership’s 1000 Species Project, South Australian Seed Conservation Centre seed collectors will be out in the field again this year. The project aims to enhance the representation of plant taxa in Australian conservation seed banks.

Posted: 12 Jun 2015

The South Australian Seed Conservation Centre team have recently been collecting in the Gammon Ranges for the Partnership's 1000 Species Project and the Royal Botanic Garden Kew's C4 project.

Ptilotus disparilis flower (Jenny Guerin BGSA)

Posted: 03 Oct 2014

The team from the South Australian Seed Bank have recently returned from a very successful trip to the Great Victoria Desert.

Dan Duval seed hunting in South Australia (Credit: SA Seed Conservation Centre)
Posted: 04 Jan 2013

South Australian seed hunter Dan Duval has needed to plan this season’s seed collections around bush fires and the dry conditions affecting seed production of some of our native flora. Dan has recently been hunting for seeds of rare and endemic species in the Eyre Peninsula as part of the Australian Seed Bank Partnership’s 1000 Species Project and he has had great success.

Posted: 03 Aug 2012

The South Australian Seed Conservation Centre has developed an online resource about seeds of South Australia. This resource provides a source of seed images for South Australian native plants, a seed identification key and species fact sheets containing seed biology information as it becomes available.

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