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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 44

Propagation of Threatened Australian Plants with Horticultural Potential

Paul Carmen

pp: 116-118


The Australian flora is unique, with 80% of species being endemic. We have the opportunity to maintain and develop this flora but this chance may be lost. There are already 76 species of Australian plants that are extinct and another 952 which are known to be threatened. This represents about 5% of all the species of vascular plants in Australia. Education of the public is the key to preserving this valuable resource.

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