Reference genomes

For more details on the GAP Reference Genomes projects, please click on the links below.

Note: The extraction protocols used in the projects can be found here.

Pilot projects (initiated in Dec 2018)

  1. Acacia pycnantha (golden wattle)
  2. Telopea speciosissima (waratah)
  3. Areocleome oxalidea (spider flower) – project ended

Phase 2 projects (initiated in Oct 2020)

  1. Eremophila drummondii (Drummond’s Eremophila)
  2. Leucochrysum albicans (Hoary Sunray)
  3. Phebalium stellatum
  4. Solanum centrale (Bush tomato, kutjera) – project ended
  5. Thelymitra variegata (Queen of Sheba orchid)
  6. Wahlenbergia ceracea (Waxy bluebell)
  7. Xanthorrhoea johnsonii (Johnson’s grass tree)

Phase 3 projects (initiated in Aug 2021)

  1. Hibbertia scandens (Climbing guinea flower)
  2. Tasmannia lanceolata (Mountain pepper, Tasmanian pepperberry)

Phase 4 projects (initiated in Aug 2022)

  1. Pelargonium australe (Native storksbill, austral storksbill)
  2. Nothofagus cunninghamii (Tasmanian myrtle)
  3. Elaeocarpus reticulatus (Blueberry ash, Fairy petticoats, Koda)
  4. Denhamia bilocularis (Orangebark)
  5. Gymnostoma australianum (Daintree pine or Daintree oak)
  6. Eupomatia laurina (Bolwarra, copper laurel, native guava)
  7. Isopogon anethifolius (Narrow-leaf drumsticks)
  8. Berberidopsis beckleri (Montane tape vine )
  9. Dampiera purpurea (Mountain or Purple dampiera)
  10. Doryanthes excelsa (Gymea lily)
  11. Austrobaileya scandens
  12. Kingia australis (Kingia)
  13. Bellendena montana (Mountain rocket)
  14. Archirhodomyrtus beckleri (Rose myrtle)
  15. Lepidosperma gladiatum (Coastal sword-sedge)
  16. Dendrocnide excelsa (Giant stinging tree)
  17. Quintinia fawkneri (Climbing quintinia)
  18. Roepera similis (White twinleaf)
  19. Flindersia xanthoxyla (Yellow-wood, Long jack)
  20. Phyllanthus gunnii (Scrubby spurge)
  21. Gastrolobium racemosum (Net-leaved poison)
  22. Pultenaea daphnoides (Large-leaf bush-pea)
  23. Hedycarya angustifolia (Austral mulberry)
  24. Callicoma serratifolia (Black wattle)
  25. Eucryphia lucida (Leatherwood)

Compilation of Sequenced Plant Genomes

The Genomics for Australian Plants (GAP) Steering Committee has put together a list with the following currently available information:

1. Plant Genome Assemblies supported by the GAP project
2. Publicly available Plant Genome Assemblies
3. Plant Genome projects in progress
4. Taxonomic gap analysis of Australian plant genome assemblies

If you would like to add your genome projects to this list, please contact the Project Manager (Mabel Lum) and Graham King.


Please find the most up-to-date Excel sheet in the following link: