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New South Wales Plant Pathology Herbarium

Updated May 2010

HERBARIUM CODE:

DAR

CITES number:

AU 073

HERBARIUM NAME:

New South Wales Plant Pathology Herbarium

DEPARTMENT / ORGANISATION:

Industry and Investment, NSW

CONTACT DETAILS
Street Address:

1447 Forest Road

Postal Address:

as above

City:

Orange

State:

NSW

Postcode:

2800

Telephone:

(02) 6391 3800

Facsimile:

(02) 6391 3899

Email:

michael.priest@industry.nsw.gov.au

Location:

Orange Agricultural Institute

AUTHORITY/STATUS:

State Government

ACCESS:

to recognised scientific researchers only

ASSOCIATED LIVING COLLECTION:

living fungal, bacterial and plant virus culture collection (5,000 isolates)

FOUNDATION:

1890

FUNCTIONS:

To record all plant diseases of NSW -all types including fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE:

Australia, particularly NSW

TAXONOMIC SCOPE:

All fungal groups

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NUMBER OF SPECIMENS:

Total

Types

Angiosperms

-

-

Dicots

-

-

Monocots

-

-

Gymnosperms

-

-

Pteridophytes

-

-

Mosses

-

-

Liverworts

-

-

Lichens

-

-

Fungi

113,500

-

Algae

-

-

Fossils

-

-

Wood Samples

-

-

Bacteria

3500

-

Viruses

2000

-

Nematodes

2000

-

Accessioned

88,000

-

Unaccessioned

33,500

-

Number of Types

2000

Computerisation

Status:

-

Database Name:

NRECS

Database Description:

Texpress database includes all specimen data

Number of Specimen Records:

88,000

Access:

internal, Australian Plant Pest Database

Email and Internet:

-

Additional Collections

Significant Historical Collections:

L.R. Fraser, H.A. Dade, E. Cheel, J.B. Cleland, Sydow

Significant Special Collections:

ADW, I. Parbery (Meliolales )

Ancillary Collections:

Overseas exsiccati, Watercolour Illustrations of Plant Diseases (Margaret Senior) and Higher Fungi (Kay Smith)

Photographic Collections:

Yes

Botanical Library:

Yes

Staff and Support

Director:

-

Curator:

Michael Priest

Manager:

-

Chief Botanist:

-

Taxonomists:

1

Ecologists/Evolutionary Biologists:

-

Technical Officers:

1

Volunteers:

-

Associates:

3 (J. Walker, J. Simpson, C. Grgurinovic : Hon. Research Associates)

Associated Research

Taxonomic:

Revision of Pisolithus, fungi associated with  Australian native flora

Non-Taxonomic:

-

Publications

Relating to the Collection:

-

Relating to the Herbarium:

-

Notes:

Protected under Agricultural Scientific Collections Trust Act 1983 (NSW). Also major component of National Collection of Plant Pathogens which includes herbs VPRI and BRIP. Member of World Federation of Culture Collections (No. 365).


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