Passing on research success to wider Sydney
In November this year, the team provided 100 plants to Campbelltown City Council and worked with the Kentlyn Bushcare group, in south-west Sydney, providing conservation, propagation and translocation advice for the Persoonia species in local bushland.
The plants will also provide a key food resource for local wildlife, such as birds, kangaroos and wallabies, across different local ecosystems.
Dr Emery said data collected from the program will be used to help with the management and propagation of other small or declining populations of Hairy geebung across Sydney.
To assist with the conservation efforts, a small seed collection of the Persoonia is now stored at the Australian PlantBank, which is the home of plant conservation research, germplasm collection and storage in New South Wales, located at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. A number of plants also exist in the Living Collection on site at the Garden.