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What the Flora!? Episode 5: The quarter of a billion dollar filing cabinet for plants

A filing cabinet essential for protecting the future of plants.

The Herbarium collection is a safe house from threats facing native plants. This botanical collection allows scientists to get unique insights into a plant’s past in order to help protect its future.

It’s a potentially priceless filing cabinet that’s so important it’s going digital, accessible by people all over the globe.

In this episode of What the Flora?! Your host Vanessa Fuchs is joined by Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Trust Chief Executive Denise Ora, Dr Hannah McPherson and Dr Marco Duretto who explain the important work that the Herbarium supports and why a new Herbarium is being built.