Resources of Australian Herbaria

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Tasmanian Herbarium

Updated December 2013

HERBARIUM CODE:

HO

CITES number:

AU028 (Prior to 11 Jan, 2002 CITES number was AU006)

HERBARIUM NAME:

Tasmanian Herbarium

DEPARTMENT / ORGANISATION:

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery,
Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts (DEDTA).

CONTACT DETAILS
Street Address:


College Road
Sandy Bay

Postal Address:

PO Box 5058, UTAS LPO

City:

Sandy Bay

State:

Tasmania

Postcode:

7005

Telephone:

(03) 6226 2635

Facsimile:

(03) 6226 7865

Email:

herbarium@tmag.tas.gov.au

Location:

Situated at the University of Tasmania (Sandy Bay campus)

AUTHORITY/STATUS:

State Government

ACCESS:

-

ASSOCIATED LIVING COLLECTION:

-

FOUNDATION:

Founding collections date to 1830s

FUNCTIONS:

Development, maintenance, management and research on the botanical collections of Tasmania.

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE:

Principally Tasmania, then Antarctica, subantarctic islands, Australia and other southern hemisphere floras.

TAXONOMIC SCOPE:

All groups including fungi and algae

 
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NUMBER OF SPECIMENS:

Total

Types

Angiosperms

-

-

Dicots

100,000

500

Monocots

40,000

200

Gymnosperms

1,500

10

Pteridophytes

9,000

10

Mosses

20,000

?

Liverworts

14,500

?

Lichens

47,500

?

Fungi

5,200

?

Algae

13,000

-

Fossils

-

-

Wood Samples

-

-

Accessioned

-

-

Unaccessioned

3,500

-

Computerisation

Status:

Collection Database ongoing for vascular plants, lichens and bryophytes

Database Name:

File Maker Pro

Database Description:

-

Number of Specimen Records:

177,000

Access:

Discretionary charges apply

Email and Internet:

Yes, email and some internet access.

Additional Collections

Significant Historical Collections:

Rodway, Gunn, Bratt (lichens), Weymouth (bryophytes)

Significant Special Collections:

ADT herbarium (incorporated 2010)

Ancillary Collections:

-

Photographic Collections:

-

Botanical Library:

Extremely limited (most Aust. Botanical Journals)

Staff and Support

Head:

G. Kantvilas (lichens)

Curators:

M. Duretto (vascular plants), M. Baker (exotics, weeds) and J. Jarman (external funds: bryophytes)

Database Manager:

L. Cave

Chief Botanist:

-

Taxonomists:

-

Ecologists/Evolutionary Biologists:

-

Technical Officers:

D. Howe

Administrative Officer:

K. Hill

Data-entry Staff:

T. Newlands

Volunteers:

3

Associates:

A. Gray, R. Seppelt, A. Buchanan

Associated Research

Taxonomic:

Classification and relationships of the Tasmanian flora, especially vascular species and lichens

Non-Taxonomic:

Bryophytes and lichens as monitors of forest ecology. Conservation status of the Tasmanian lichen flora.

Publications

Relating to the Collection:

A. Buchanan 1995: A Census of the Vascular Plants of Tasmania;

Y.S.Chang & G. Kantvilas 1993: A Catalogue of Leonard Rodway’s Collection of Fungi.

G. Kantvilas 1994: A revised checklist of Tasmanian Lichens.

Relating to the Herbarium:

-

Notes:

-


Prepared for the web by Murray Fagg, last updated 12 December, 2013