Resources of Australian Herbaria

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Australian National Herbarium (Atherton)

Updated April 2010

Note: This herbarium, QRS, is now part of the Australian Tropical Herbarium, CNS

The information below is left only for archival purposes

HERBARIUM CODE:

QRS

CITES number:

AU047

HERBARIUM NAME:

Australian National Herbarium (Atherton)

DEPARTMENT / ORGANISATION:

Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research (CPBR) Canberra,
jointly managed by CSIRO Plant Industry and Dept of the Environment and Heritage through the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

CONTACT DETAILS
Street Address:


Maunds Rd

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 780

City:

Atherton

State:

Qld

Postcode:

4883

Telephone:

(07) 4091 8800 (CNS Cairns 07 4042 1086 )

Facsimile:

(07) 4091 8888 (CNS Cairns 07 4042 1319)

Email:

firstname.last name@csiro.au

Location:

tropical rainforest collection in the CSIRO Tropical Forest Research Centre

AUTHORITY/STATUS:

Commonwealth collections. Statutory Authority responsible to the Federal Minister for Science and the Minister for the Environment and Heritage.

ACCESS:

Main collections by appointment (usually up to 5 pm on weekdays only).

ASSOCIATED LIVING COLLECTION:

Arboretum of Tropical Forest Research Centre

FOUNDATION:

The CSIRO Atherton Herbarium is part of the Australian National Herbarium.

FUNCTIONS:

Flora of Australian tropical rain forests.

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE:

Australia, mainly north of 19 degrees south latitude.

TAXONOMIC SCOPE:

Australian rain forest plants

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2006 data

NUMBER OF SPECIMENS:

Total

Types

Angiosperms

-

-

Dicots

78,723

593

Monocots

16,474

-

Gymnosperms

736

-

Pteridophytes

3,823

-

Mosses

-

-

Liverworts

-

-

Lichens

-

-

Fungi

-

-

Algae

-

-

Fossils

-

-

Wood Samples

c. 1400

-

Accessioned

-

-

Unaccessioned

6000

-

Computerisation

Status:

All mounted & processed specimens databased.

Database Name:

QRSHERB.DBF

Database Description:

Foxpro database

Number of Specimen Records:

129 956

Access:

Restricted to CSIRO-Plant Industry researchers. Other access at the discretion of the herbarium curator who may impose charges.

Email and Internet:

Via CSIRO officers email addresses.

Additional Collections

Significant Historical Collections:

Flecker Herbarium of the North Queensland Naturalist’s Club.

Atherton Forestry Office Herbarium on long-term loan.

Significant Special Collections:

Australian Rain Forest Tree Collection.

Australian Rain Forest Vine Collection.

Australian Rain Forest Seedlings.

Ancillary Collections:

Wet collection of rain forest species mainly flowers & fruits.

Photographic Collections:

Yes

Botanical Library:

Yes

Staff and Support

Director:

-

Curator:

Frank Zich

Manager:

-

Chief Botanist:

-

Taxonomists:

David L. Jones (pteridophytes, orchids)

Ecologists/Evolutionary Biologists:

Technical Officers:

 

Volunteers:

-

Associates:

Bruce Gray, Bernie Hyland

Associated Research

Taxonomic:

-

Non-Taxonomic:

-

Publications

Relating to the Collection:

-

Relating to the Herbarium:

-

Notes:

-


Prepared for the web by Murray Fagg, last updated 24 June, 2010