Resources of Australian Herbaria

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Pilbara Regional Herbarium

Note: Institution closed with specimens returned to PERTH 2006

HERBARIUM CODE:

PRH (has also been referred to as KARR in some treatments)

CITES number:

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HERBARIUM NAME:

Pilbara Regional Herbarium

DEPARTMENT / ORGANISATION:

Science Division,
Dept. of Conservation and Land Management (CALM)

CONTACT DETAILS
Street Address:


[Lot 3 Anderson Road
Karratha Industrial Estate] See note above

Postal Address:

[PO Box 835] See note above

City:

Karratha

State:

Western Australia

Postcode:

6714

Telephone:

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Facsimile:

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Email:

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Location:

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AUTHORITY/STATUS:

State Government

ACCESS:

See note above

ASSOCIATED LIVING COLLECTION:

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FOUNDATION:

PRH established in 1983

FUNCTIONS:

To provide a botanical reference collection on the flora of the Pilbara and neighbouring biogeographical region.

To facilitate the development and maintenance of a comprehensive botanical database for flora within the Pilbara and neighbouring biogeographical region.

To provide an information resource to the Pilbara community.

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE:

North west of Western Australia. The PRH houses vouchers from the Pilbara, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Gascoyne and northern portion (Cape Range) of the Carnarvon Biogeographical Regions.

TAXONOMIC SCOPE:

Representative collection of specimens from throughout the region. Many genera have been well curated by the representative specialist taxonomists.

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NUMBER OF SPECIMENS:

Total
See note above

Types
See note above

Angiosperms

8970

8

Dicots

7639

5

Monocots

1245

3

Gymnosperms

21

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Pteridophytes

65

-

Mosses

-

-

Liverworts

-

-

Lichens

-

-

Fungi

-

-

Algae

-

-

Fossils

-

-

Wood Samples

-

-

Accessioned

8970

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Unaccessioned

c. 2500

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NUMBER OF TYPES:

8 (Iso, Syn and Para-Types)

Computerisation

Status:

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Database Name:

Pilbara Plants

Database Description:

Paradox relational database

Number of Specimen Records:

[8970] See note above

Access:

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Email and Internet:

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Additional Collections

Significant Historical Collections:

NA, earliest collections are from mid-1970’s

Significant Special Collections:

Woodside Petroleum - Burrup Peninsula

WAPET - Barrow Island

WAPET - Thevenard Island

CRA Exploration - Rudall River

CALM - Barlee Range Nature Reserve

CALM - Hamersley Range Hilltops

CALM - Little Sandy Desert

Agriculture WA - Pilbara Ranges Project

Ken Atkins - Hamersley Iron Mine Flora

Ken Newbey - Flora of the Pilbara Project

Ancillary Collections:

Reference collection with over 760 taxa

Photographic Collections:

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Botanical Library:

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Staff and Support

Director:

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Curator:

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Manager:

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Chief Botanist:

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Taxonomists:

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Ecologists/Evolutionary Biologists:

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Technical Officers:

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IT Staff:

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Volunteers:

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Associates:

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Associated Research

Taxonomic:

The Pilbara Regional Herbarium was a valuable resource for taxonomists working on floral groups that occur throughout the Australian arid zone, in particular the Pilbara Region.

Non-Taxonomic:

Botanical/biological surveys throughout the region by CALM.

Fire ecology of mulga woodlands undertaken by CALM.

Botanical surveys undertaken for specific projects by resource development companies.

Rehabilitation monitoring programmes undertaken by resource development companies.

Rangeland condition monitoring undertaken by Agriculture WA.

Teaching aid for ecology, land management and horticultural course conducted through Karratha College.

Publications

Relating to the Collection:

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Relating to the Herbarium:

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Notes:

Established as a community resource through a cooperating arrangement between Government agencies (CALM, Department of Environmental Protection), resource development companies (BHP Iron Ore, Hamersley Iron, Robe River Mining Associates, Dampier Salt, Woodside Petroleum) and Karratha College.

Note: Institution closed with specimens returned to PERTH 2006


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