Listed here are the 47 currently active herbaria in Australia (34 active) and New Zealand (13 active), organised by herbarium code, with institution name, location and collection sizes as per Index Herbariorum.[1]

List of active Australian herbaria

Herbarium Code Institution Location Collection Size
ACH National Mycology Reference Centre Adelaide, South Australia 2,000
AD State Herbarium of South Australia Adelaide, South Australia 1,040,000
BRI Queensland Herbarium Brisbane, Queensland 871,571
BRIP Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Brisbane, Queensland 100,000
CANB Australian National Herbarium Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 1,204,426
CFSHB North Coast Regional Botanic Garden Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 20,000
CNS Australian Tropical Herbarium Cairns, Queensland 195,000
DAR NSW Plant Pathology and Mycology Herbarium Orange, New South Wales 115,000
DMHN The University of Newcastle Newcastle, New South Wales 10,644
DNA Department for Environment and Water Palmerston, Northern Territory 255,000
DNAP Department of Primary Industry and Resources Darwin, Northern Territory 4,000
ECU Edith Cowan University Joondalup, Western Australia 10,000
ERBG Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden Batemans Bay, New South Wales 14,261
GAUBA Australian National University Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 25,000
HO Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Sandy Bay, Tasmania 300,000
IBRG Macquarie University Indigenous Bioresources Research Group Sydney, New South Wales 125
JCT James Cook University Townsville, Queensland 25,800
KPBG Kings Park and Botanic Garden West Perth, Western Australia 25,000
LTB La Trobe University Bundoora, Victoria 7,000
MEL Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria South Yarra, Victoria 1,500,000
MELU University of Melbourne Herbarium Parkville, Victoria 150,000
MQU Macquarie University North Ryde, New South Wales 13,000
MURU Murdoch University Murdoch, Western Australia 7,000
NE University of New England Armidale, New South Wales 65,000
NSW Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust Sydney, New South Wales 1,425,000
NT Department of Environment and Natural Resources Alice Springs, Northern Territory 65,000
PERTH Western Australian Herbarium Kensington, Western Australia 807,340
PHARM Southern Cross University Lismore, New South Wales 6,500
SYD University of Sydney Sydney, New South Wales 60,000
UNSW University of New South Wales Kensington, New South Wales 61,000
UWA University of Western Australia Crawley, Western Australia 13,000
VPRI Victoria State Government Bundoora, Victoria 42,000
WAC Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development South Perth, Western Australia 5,800
WOLL University of Wollongong Wollongong, New South Wales 7000

List of active New Zealand herbaria

Herbarium Code Institution Location Collection Size
AK Auckland War Memorial Museum Auckland 350,000
CANU University of Canterbury Christchurch 41,000
CHBG Christchurch Botanic Gardens Christchurch 8,500
CHR Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research Lincoln 700,000
LINC Lincoln University Lincoln 10,000
MPN Massey University Palmerston North 30,500
NZFRI Scion (Crown Research Institute) Rotorua 37,000
NZFRIM Scion (Crown Research Institute) — Fungi Bay of Plenty 11,000
OTA University of Otago Dunedin, Otago 70,000
PDD Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research (Fungi) Auckland 104,000
UNITEC Unitec Institute of Technology Auckland 10,120
WAIK University of Waikato Hamilton, Waikato 17,000
WELT Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Wellington 293,000

Australasia's largest herbaria based on collection size

The ten largest herbaria in Australasia, based on total collection size are:

Collection Size Herbarium Code Institution Location
1,500,000[2] MEL Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria South Yarra, Victoria
1,425,000[3] NSW Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust Sydney, New South Wales
1,204,426[4] CANB Australian National Herbarium Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1,040,000[5] AD State Herbarium of South Australia Adelaide, South Australia
871,571[6] BRI Queensland Herbarium Brisbane, Queensland
807,340[7] PERTH Western Australian Herbarium Kensington, Western Australia
700,000[8] CHR Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research Lincoln, New Zealand
350,000[9] AK Auckland War Memorial Museum Auckland, New Zealand
300,000[10] HO Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Sandy Bay, Tasmania
293,000[11] WELT Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Wellington, New Zealand

References

  1. ^ Thiers, B. (ed.). "List of Active and Inactive Australian Herbaria". Index Herbariorum: A global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. The New York Botanical Garden. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  2. ^ Thiers, B. (2020 - continuously updated). National Herbarium of Victoria Collections Summary. Index Herbariorum. A global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. New York Botanical Garden’s Virtual Herbarium. Available from: MEL Collections Summary (accessed 27 August 2020)
  3. ^ Thiers, B. (2020 - continuously updated). National Herbarium of New South Wales Collections Summary. Index Herbariorum. A global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. New York Botanical Garden’s Virtual Herbarium. Available from: NSW Collections Summary (accessed 27 August 2020)
  4. ^ Thiers, B. (2020 - continuously updated). Australian National Herbarium Collections Summary. Index Herbariorum. A global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. New York Botanical Garden’s Virtual Herbarium. Available from: CANB Collections Summary (accessed 27 August 2020)
  5. ^ Thiers, B. (2020 - continuously updated). State Herbarium of South Australia Collections Summary. Index Herbariorum. A global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. New York Botanical Garden’s Virtual Herbarium. Available from: AD Collections Summary (accessed 27 August 2020)
  6. ^ Thiers, B. (2020 - continuously updated). Queensland Herbarium Collections Summary. Index Herbariorum. A global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. New York Botanical Garden’s Virtual Herbarium. Available from: BRI Collections Summary (accessed 27 August 2020)
  7. ^ Thiers, B. (2020 - continuously updated). Western Australian Herbarium Collections Summary. Index Herbariorum. A global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. New York Botanical Garden’s Virtual Herbarium. Available from: PERTH Collections Summary (accessed 27 August 2020)
  8. ^ Thiers, B. (2020 - continuously updated). Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research Collections Summary. Index Herbariorum. A global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. New York Botanical Garden’s Virtual Herbarium. Available from: CHR Collections Summary (accessed 23 November 2020)
  9. ^ Thiers, B. (2020 - continuously updated). Manaaki Whenua - Auckland War Memorial Museum Collections Summary. Index Herbariorum. A global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. New York Botanical Garden’s Virtual Herbarium. Available from: AK Collections Summary (accessed 23 November 2020)
  10. ^ Thiers, B. (2020 - continuously updated). Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Collections Summary. Index Herbariorum. A global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. New York Botanical Garden’s Virtual Herbarium. Available from: HO Collections Summary (accessed 23 November 2020)
  11. ^ Thiers, B. (2020 - continuously updated). Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Collections Summary. Index Herbariorum. A global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. New York Botanical Garden’s Virtual Herbarium. Available from: WELT Collections Summary (accessed 23 November 2020)