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Herbaria

Records matching the query can be selected or excluded by selecting from the participating herbaria. In this way the AVH can be used to see records available from a particular herbarium.
Each herbarium in the world has a unique internationally recognised acronym, used below to link to more detailed accounts of their holdings.

Canberra

Australian National Herbarium
Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research

The Australian National Herbarium (CANB) jointly managed as part of the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research by CSIRO Plant Industry and the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

New South Wales

National Herbarium of New South Wales
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

The National Herbarium of New South Wales (NSW) managed as part of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney.

Northern Territory

Herbarium of the Northern Territory
Parks & Wildlife Commission NT

The Northern Territory Herbarium, with branches in Darwin (DNA) and Alice Springs (NT) is managed by the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory.

Queensland

Queensland Herbarium
Environmental Protection Agency

The Queensland Herbarium (BRI) managed as part of the Environmental Protection Agency of the Queensland Government.

South Australia

State Herbarium of South Australia
Plant Biodiversity Centre

The State Herbarium of South Australia (AD) managed as part of the Plant Biodiversity Centre by the National Parks and Wildlife Division of the Department for Environment and Heritage.

Tasmania

Tasmanian Herbarium
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

The Tasmanian Herbarium (HO) is a section of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery which is administered by the Department of State Development.

Victoria

National Herbarium of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

The National Herbarium of Victoria, (MEL) managed as part of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

Western Australia

Western Australian Herbarium
Conservation and Land Management

The Western Australian Herbarium (PERTH) managed as part of the Science Division of the Department of Conservation and Land Management.

Geographic Overlays

The overlays change the presentation of the map on which the plant distributions are mapped. Each overlay adds more information but, not all overlays are available at all map magnifications.

States

Shows state borders, derived from 'Global Map Data Australia 1M 2001' developed by Geoscience Australia, National Mapping Division (formerly AUSLIG).

Lat/Long Grid

Shows the lines of Latitude and Longitude on the map at 10 intervals.

Major, secondary and minor roads

Show in more detail as you zoom in, derived from 'Global Map Data Australia 1M 2001' Geoscience Australia, National Mapping Division (formerly AUSLIG).

Localities

Show place names in more detail as you zoom in, derived from 'Global Map Data Australia 1M 2001' developed by Geoscience Australia, National Mapping Division (formerly AUSLIG).

Environmental Overlays

The overlays change the presentation of the map on which the plant distributions are mapped. Each overlay adds more information but not all overlays are available at all map magnifications.

Terrain

Shows general terrain features developed by Geoscience Australia, National Mapping Division (formerly AUSLIG). This is not available when zooming in at higher magnifications.

Temperature

Shows mean annual maximum temperature isotherms with a colour key on the right hand side of the map. Base climatological data sets supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Rainfall

Shows mean annual rainfall isohyets with a colour key on the right hand side of the map. Base climatological data sets supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Waterways

Shows the major rivers, derived from 'Global Map Data Australia 1M 2001' developed by Geoscience Australia, National Mapping Division (formerly AUSLIG).

Regions

The Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia categorises the Australian continent into regions of like geology, landform, vegetation, fauna and climate. There are 85 such regions throughout Australia. (IBRA)

Botanical Subdivisions

The divisions used by herbaria in each state to divide their state into broad floristic or management units. These are often non-congruent at state boundaries.

Display Options

Only one of each of the options below can be set, and the desired option must be set before the query is made. To se an alternative display option, the query must be re-executed with the desired option selected.

by Herbaria

Data derived from each Herbarium are shown by a different coloured symbol on the map, with a key to colours on the right hand side.

by Species

If more than one species is mapped, each species is shown by a different coloured symbol, with a key to colours on the right hand side.

by Precision

Location details, especially for older specimens, are often vague or ambiguous. For non-precise locations symbols are displayed differently to indicate the 'radius of certainty' based on available information.

Not Separate

Location details of all requested records are shown by symbols of the same colour without differentiating species, herbaria or precision.

 

 
National Herbarium of New South Wales
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Herbarium of the Northern Territory
Parks & Wildlife Commission NT Australian National Herbarium
Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research Queensland Herbarium
Environmental Protection Agency Western Australian Herbarium
Conservation and Land Management Tasmanian Herbarium
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery National Herbarium of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne State Herbarium of South Australia
Plant Biodiversity Centre Australian Biological Resources Study Australian Government
 
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