The National Herbarium Victoria, home to the State Botanical Collection

The State Botanical Collection of Victoria, usually referred to simply as the "State Botanical Collection", at the National Herbarium of Victoria at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is the single largest herbarium collection in Australia and wider Oceania.[1]

The collection is divided into the Specimen Collection, which includes 1.5 million preserved plants, algae and fungi, and the Library, Archive and Botanical Art Collection.[2] It is housed in the National Herbarium of Victoria, located at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's Melbourne site.[3]

See Also


  1. ^ 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 21 August 2020)
  2. ^ Context Pty. Ltd. (November 2016). State Botanical Collection Significance Assessment: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (PDF). Brunswick, Victoria: Context Pty Ltd. p. v.
  3. ^ "National Herbarium of Victoria State Botanical Collection at the National Herbarium". Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Retrieved 24 December 2017.