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Curly questions on taxonomy and hidden history in the herbarium

The University of Melbourne’s herbarium holds 403 pressed and preserved specimens of a single vibrant plant. It’s scientific name is Eremophila. Gardeners mostly mostly know it as emu bush. But Indigenous language groups have their own names for this endemic Australian plant, long valued for its medicinal properties. So, what’s in a name? Mustafa Nuristani, Xinyue Huang and Xiaowei Chang continue our Uncurated podcast. 

Podcast by Xiaowei Chang, Xinyue Huang and Mustafa Nuristani

Reporters: Mustafa Nuristani, Xinyue Huang and Xiaowei Chang

Host: Angus Thomson

Sound Designer: Clancy Balen

Producer: Nell Gereats

This is episode 2 of our 7-part podcast Uncruated: Unpacking Australia’s hidden histories. Find more episodes here




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