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Queensland Herbarium

Updated December 2015

HERBARIUM CODE:

BRI

CITES number:

AU017 (Prior to 11 Jan, 2002 CITES number was AU021)

HERBARIUM NAME:

Queensland Herbarium

DEPARTMENT / ORGANISATION:

Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation

CONTACT DETAILS
Street Address:

Queensland Herbarium
c/- Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha
Mt Coot-tha Road
Toowong 4066

Postal Address:

As above

City:

Brisbane

State:

Queensland

Postcode:

4066

Telephone:

(07) 3896 9325

Facsimile:

(07) 3896 9624

Email:

queensland.herbarium@qld.gov.au

Location:

The Queensland Herbarium (BRI) is located c. 6 km W of the centre of Brisbane. The North Queensland collection is now incorporated into the Australian Tropical Herbarium, Cairns (CNS), with duplicates held at BRI.

AUTHORITY/STATUS:

Queensland State Government

ACCESS:

By prior arrangement with the Director

ASSOCIATED LIVING COLLECTION:

Nil

FOUNDATION:

1855 when W. Hill was appointed Superintendent of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and then Queensland Colonial Botanist in 1859. The Herbarium’s specimen nucleus commenced in 1887 when F.M. Bailey was transferred from the Queensland Museum with his private collection to the Dept of Agriculture as Colonial Botanist.

FUNCTIONS:

Centre for botanical research and Information on the Queensland flora, plant communities and ecology, part of the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation.

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE:

Mainly Queensland, New Guinea, other Australian States, SE Asia.

TAXONOMIC SCOPE:

Comprehensive for Queensland plant taxa.

  Pie chart of BRI specimen holdings

NUMBER OF SPECIMENS:

Total

Types

Angiosperms

737,392

8,949

Dicots

567,174

6,622

Monocots

169,312

2,327

Gymnosperms

5,504

61

Pteridophytes

29,493

376

Mosses

9,496

111

Liverworts and Hornworts

2,844

18

Lichens

24,087

250

Fungi

12,014

60

Algae

18,193

66

Fossils

-

-

Wood Samples

3,041

-

Accessioned

839,023

9,891

Unaccessioned

c.10,000

 

Notes on BRI specimen sheet numbers

Computerisation

Status:

Majority of collections databased.

Database Name:

HERBRECS

Database Description:

Oracle relational database including taxon names and specimen data.

Number of Specimen Records:

839,023

Access:

Visitors should contact the Director,
(07) 3896 9325 or see the Herbarium's website for details.

Email and Internet:

http://www.qld.gov.au/environment/plants-animals/plants/herbarium/

firstname.lastname@dsiti.qld.gov.au

Additional Collections

Significant Historical Collections:

Duplicates from Banks and Solander collections in 1770, total c.100. Collections of F.M. Bailey, L.J. Brass and earlier explorers.

Significant Special Collections:

A.B. Cribb (algal collection)
F.M.Bailey, J.F.Bailey, G.N.Batianoff, A.R.Bean, S.T.Blake, L.J.Brass, J.R.Clarkson, A.B.Cribb, S.L.Everist, P.I.Forster, S.F.Kajewski, K.R.McDonald, J.F.Shirley, L.S.Smith, J.G.Tracey, L.J.Webb, C.T.White

Ancillary Collections:

Carpological, spirit, wood.

Photographic Collections:

Prints, slides, digital images, air photographs.

Botanical Library:

Not open to public. Access by arrangement with the Director.

Staff and Support

Director/Chief Botanist:

Gordon Guymer

Science Leader:

Ailsa Holland

Collections Manager:

Gillian Brown

Taxonomists:

A.R. Bean (Acanthaceae, Amaranthaceae, Apiaceae, Araliaceae, Ericaceae, Melastomataceae, Myrtaceae (Leptospermoideae), Rhamnaceae, Rosaceae, Solanaceae, Stylidiaceae)

R. Booth (Centrolepidaceae, Cyperaceae, Juncaceae, Restionaceae)

G.K. Brown (Mimosaceae, Ericaceae)

N. Fechner (fungi, Brassicaceae, Scrophulariaceae)

A.R. Field - Cairns (ferns, Orchidaceae, Lycopodiaceae)

P.I. Forster (Agavaceae, Apocynaceae, Araceae, Apocynaceae, Arecaceae, Cactaceae, Campanulaceae, Commelinaceae, Cycadaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Lamiaceae, Proteaceae, Rubiaceae, Rutaceae, Sapindaceae, Violaceae, Xanthorrhoeaceae, Zamiaceae, Zingiberaceae)

G.P. Guymer (Bignoniaceae, Byttneriaceae, Gesneriaceae, Malvaceae, Myrtaceae (Myrtoideae), Simaroubaceae, Sterculiaceae, Winteraceae)

A.E. Holland (Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Goodeniaceae, Oxalidaceae, Papaveraceae)

M. Mathieson (Orchidaceae, Frankeniaceae, Droseraceae)

C. Pennay (water-plant families)

G.Turpin - Cairns (ethnobotany)

J. Wang (monocots excluding Poaceae and Cyperaceae)

W. Smith (artist, graphic design)

Ecologists/Evolutionary Biologists:

R.J. Fensham (grasslands, woodlands, Artesian springs)
V.J. Neldner (Qld vegetation, regional ecosystems, Cape York flora)
E. Addicott (Cairns), C. Appelman, A. Borsboom, R. Dowling, H. Dillewaard, T. Eyre, D. Ferguson , L. Hogan, K. Jones, A. Kelly, D. Kelman, M. Laidlaw, M. Mathieson, A. Pollock, C. Pennay, T. Ryan, G. Smith, M. Venz, J. Wang

Technical Officers:

M. Edginton, R. Booth, M.Hosking, M.A. Louden, M. Newton (Cairns), M. Prance, M.B. Thomas, A.M. Wood, N. Yates

IT Staff:

A. Accad, P. Bannink ( Cairns), J. Kelley, J. Li, D. Richter, P.A. Robins

Volunteers:

28

Associates:

P.D. Bostock (Ferns, Orchidaceae)
P. Cameron (cultivated plants)
J. Clarkson (Erythroxylaceae)
A. Franks (bryophytes)
D. Halford (Convolvulaceae, Euphorbiaceae)
R. Halling, P. Leonard, F. Guard (macrofungi)
L.W. Jessup (Anacardiaceae, Clusiaceae, Cunoniaceae, Dilleniaceae, Ebenaceae, Lauraceae, Meliaceae, Monimiaceae, Moraceae, Sapotaceae, Symplocaceae )
W.J.F. MacDonald (rainforests, vine thickets, brigalow)
G. McGregor (freshwater algae)
L. Pedley (Acacia, Tephrosia)
J. Phillips (marine algae)
R. Rogers (lichens)
E.J.Thompson (Poaceae)

Associated Research

Taxonomic:

Acacia, Boletales (fungi), Calotis, Capparis, Commersonia, Convolvulaceae, Corymbia, Crotalaria, Croton, Cycas, Cullen, Cyperaceae, Diplocaulobium, Ebenaceae, Eucalyptus, Euphorbia, Flemingia, Galactia, Glycine, Goodenia, Huperzia (ferns), Hypericum, Hoya, Indigofera, Juncus, Kennedia, Lepidosperma, Macrozamia, Mischocarpus, Phyllanthus, Plectranthus, Pluchea, Poaceae, Psychotria, Pterocaulon, Ptilotus, Ramaria (fungi), Sapotaceae, Scaevola, Solanum, Sphagnum (moss), Sporobolus, Stylidium, Symplocaceae, Tephrosia, Vigna, Vittadinia, Zieria, Zornia

Non-Taxonomic:

Carbon sequestration
Coastal ecology
Ecosystem condition assessment
Ethnobotany
Flora of Queensland
Grassland ecology
Mangrove ecology and monitoring
Plant biogeography
Regrowth ecology
Threatened species and communities: assessment, biogeographic survey, research and information
Vegetation survey and mapping of Queensland
Weed ecology and information
Weed Spotter Queensland Network
Wetlands
Woodland ecology

Publications

Relating to the Collection:

Census of Queensland Flora (2015)
http://www.qld.gov.au/environment/plants-animals/plants/herbarium/flora-census

Austrobaileya (journal published annually, back issues to 2011 available via http://www.jstor.org)

Relating to the Herbarium:

Flora of North Stradbroke Island, Methodology for Survey and Mapping of Regional Ecosystems, and Vegetation Communities in Queensland

More publications and reports http://www.qld.gov.au/environment/plants-animals/plants/herbarium/publications/

Notes:

The Queensland Herbarium holds vegetation community data in digital and accessible form for most of the State at 1:100 000 scale in a geographic information system and regional ecosystem description database. These data are available from the Herbarium databases http://www.qld.gov.au/environment/plants-animals/plants/herbarium/mapping-ecosystems/

The original 3 volumes of the Flora of South-eastern Queensland are now available online http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/99329#/summary


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