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N.C.W. Beadle Herbarium

Updated November 2010

HERBARIUM CODE:

NE

CITES number:

AU015

HERBARIUM NAME:

N.C.W. Beadle Herbarium

DEPARTMENT / ORGANISATION:

University of New England, Armidale

CONTACT DETAILS
Street Address:

N.C.W. Beadle Herbarium, Botany, UNE, Armidale, NSW 2351 Australia

Postal Address:

N.C.W. Beadle Herbarium, Botany, UNE, Armidale, NSW 2351 Australia

City:

Armidale

State:

NSW

Postcode:

2351

Telephone:

(02) 6773 2429 (Director) (02) 6773 2875 (Herbarium)

Facsimile:

(02) 6773 3283 (Botany & Herbarium)

Email:

jbruhl@une.edu.au(Director); itelford@une.edu.au (Curator)

Location:

Botany (Building S2), School of Environmental and Rural Science, Faculty of the Arts and Sciences.

AUTHORITY/STATUS:

University

ACCESS:

Collection and facilities accessible to researchers and research students. A 'students herbarium' herbarium is maintained separately for undergraduate teaching. Visitors to the herbarium by individuals and groups from the public, schools and other organisation all welcome by prior arrangement

ASSOCIATED LIVING COLLECTION:

Envisaged NE Regional BG (with Armidale City Council), current limited vouchered living collection in gardens and glasshouses of Botany.

FOUNDATION:

1938, redeveloped 1958, redeveloped 1997

FUNCTIONS:

Research, research training, teaching, community service and outreach, and consultancy

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE:

1: northern NSW; 2: south-eastern Qld; 3 rest of NSW; 4: rest of Australia; 5: rest of world (descending priority and strengths from 1 to 5)

TAXONOMIC SCOPE:

Emphasis on research areas such as Cyperaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Euphorbiaceae (Phyllanthaceae and Bertya), Hormoranthus, Asteraceae

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NUMBER OF SPECIMENS:

Total

Types

Angiosperms

80051

118 (incorporated; others part of current research projects to be published and/or incorporated)

Dicots

62609

-

Monocots

17442

-

Gymnosperms

611

-

Pteridophytes

2448

-

Mosses

192

-

Liverworts

39

-

Lichens

581

-

Fungi

6020
(please note this largely represents the phyllofungal collection of the Late Ian Parbery; i.e. microfungi parasitising leaves, mostly of rainforst trees and shrubs. The host are identified.). Macrofungi are as yet poorly represented.

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Algae

51

-

Fossils

-

-

Wood Samples

-

-

Accessioned

The collection, minus backlogged, is databased!

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Unaccessioned

c. 15000

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*We also hold many images of Australian and Overseas specimens and types.

Students (undergraduate) herbarium composed of c. 2000 replicates of the main NE collection presented to the same standard as the main collection

Computerisation

Status:

First computerised in early 1980s. Current database provides functional basic specimen information for all incorporated specimens of the collection, redevelopment is underway in conjunction with UNE's Research Services, and dovetailed with Joint UNE-Intersect supported project to make NE able to deliver data to AVH and ALA.

Database Name:

 

Database Description:

MS Access (will migrate back to open source database with Web front end)

Number of Specimen Records:

c. ???

Access:

Currently single-user (will be multi-user)

Email and Internet:

Email: jbruhl@une.edu.au
Internet: www.une.edu.au/herbarium

Additional Collections

Significant Historical Collections:

-

Significant Special Collections:

Ian Parbery (epiphyllous microfungi); Jeremy M.B. Smith (weed Flora of New England); John B. Williams (Flora of north-eastern NSW)

Ancillary Collections:

The ‘student collection’ (Stud.) includes 1861 databased replicates of the main NE collection focused on northern NSW and south-eastern Queensland.

Photographic Collections:

Project to database types (c. 160) and represenative specimens of the herbarium, prior to full digitisation, underway. NE also holds a range of images

Botanical Library:

Basic taxonomic library associated with NE, together with the main University Library

Staff and Support

Director:

Jeremy J. Bruhl

Curator:

Ian R. Telford

Manager:

N/A

Chief Botanist:

N/A

Taxonomists:

Jeremy Bruhl (plant systematics, Cyperaceae, Phyllanthaceae, Asteraceae, Australian Flora),  
Lachlan Copeland (plant systematics,  Homoranthus , Orchidaceae, Flora of northern NSW),  
Caroline Gross (conservation biology,  Sesbania, Phyla ),   Mohammad Fatemi ( Bertya, Phyla )  
Ian Telford (plant systematics, Cucurbitaceae, Phyllanthaceae, Asteraceae, Australian Flora)
R.D.B. (Wal) Whalley (Poaceae; Grasses of NSW)

Ecologists/Evolutionary Biologists:

Peter Clarke, Caroline Gross, GlendaVaughton, Nigel Warwick, R.D.B. (Wal) Whalley

Technical Officers:

None currently assigned to NE

Volunteers:

Jon Burne (database), David Lawrence (Si gel), John Nevin, Phil Rose, Penelope Sinclair, Ray South (loans) Brigitte Stievermann, Hans Wissman,; plus student volunteers

Associates:

R.D.B. (Wal) Whalley

Associated Research

Taxonomic:

Plant systematics in Cyperaceae, Cucurbitacaeae, Euphorbiaceae, Phyllanthaceae, Rutaceae, Orchidaceae, Poaceae, Fabaceae, Myrtaceae, etc.

Non-Taxonomic:

Plant ecology (PC & RDBW), plant ecophysiology (NW), evolutionary & reproductive ecology (CG & GV), biogeography (JJB & IRT), plant pathology (DB).

Publications

Relating to the Collection:

-

Relating to the Herbarium:

-

Notes:

NE is an active, regional, university herbarium.



Prepared for the web by Murray Fagg, last updated 13 January, 2011