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Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Inc

Wonderful Wattles with Daniel Murphy

Thu, 31 Aug 2023  at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Photo: Steve Bywater


Join Daniel Murphy, RBGVM Senior Research Scientist in Molecular Systematics, to hear about the wonderful wattle ahead of National Wattle Day. Dan has a particular interest in the evolutionary history of Australia’s national flower and the historical connections of this flora to other parts of the world.
Dan will discuss the biogeography and classification of wattles, including the latest results and surprising discoveries based on the molecular research he has undertaken. He will provide an overview of the amazing diversity of the species and their interactions with other organisms, how they reproduce and survive fire and other interesting facts about their ecology.
This talk will be a welcome adjunct to the Whirlies’ Exhibition The Acacia Project on display at the Visitor Centre, Cranbourne Gardens from 31 August.


The Auditorium, RBGV Cranbourne.
Refreshments from 1.30pm.
Bookings essential.




Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Inc

June 2023 Eucalypt Magazine issue No. 60.
The magazine features our 30th Anniversary Celebration and AGM.