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Carnivorous plants


The Botanic Garden curates an interesting collection of carnivourous plants. Collectively they make an important contriubution to the the department's core colection themes of heritage, evolution, taxonomy, conservation and biodiversity. The collection was created under the direction of former Sherardian Professor of Botany, Cyril Darligton and Superintendent Ken Burras.

Today the collection comprises of six plant families, nine genera and over 100 species and is used extensively in teaching, research and public engagement.

Many of the plants are threatened in their natural habitat, highlighting the important need for the conservation of global plant diversity.

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