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John Ray Herbarium

Updated October 2006

HERBARIUM CODE:

SYD

CITES number:

-

HERBARIUM NAME:

John Ray Herbarium

DEPARTMENT / ORGANISATION:

School of Biological Sciences,
The University of Sydney

CONTACT DETAILS
Street Address:


School of Biological Sciences,
Heydon-Laurence Building (A08)
The University of Sydney

Postal Address:

School of Biological Sciences,
Heydon-Laurence Building (A08)
The University of Sydney

City:

Sydney

State:

NSW

Postcode:

2006

Telephone:

(02) 9351 3262

Facsimile:

(02) 9351 4771

Email:

murray@bio.usyd.edu.au

Location:

-

AUTHORITY/STATUS:

University

ACCESS:

By arrangement with the Curator

ASSOCIATED LIVING COLLECTION:

-

FOUNDATION:

1916

FUNCTIONS:

Teaching and taxonomic research.

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE:

Emphasis Australia, predominantly SE Australia.
Collections of Bryophytes and Mosses from PNG, limited non-Australian representation of other groups.

TAXONOMIC SCOPE:

All taxa, but with an emphasis on Angiosperms

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2006 data

NUMBER OF SPECIMENS:

Total

Types

Angiosperms

-

-

Dicots

46,000

-

Monocots

7,400

-

Gymnosperms

225

-

Pteridophytes

1,300

-

Mosses

1,000

-

Liverworts

1,000

-

Lichens

125

-

Fungi

3

-

Algae

5,000

-

Fossils

-

-

Wood Samples

-

-

Accessioned

-

-

Unaccessioned

-

-

NUMBER OF TYPES:

c. 4 (most sent to NSW in 1989)

Computerisation

Status:

-

Database Name:

-

Database Description:

-

Number of Specimen Records:

-

Access:

-

Email and Internet:

-

Additional Collections

Significant Historical Collections:

R.H. Cambage, a geologist and amateur botanist early this century. About 1500 specimens some of which relate to published vegetation descriptions of various parts of NSW.

W.H. Lucas. We have a complete set of Lucas' Algal collection (c. 1200 specimens).

Significant Special Collections:

The John Ray Herbarium houses collections relating to published research of previous staff and students of this School, for example J. Vickery and Fraser (Vegetation of analysis of Barrington Tops), W.J. Peacock (Cytotaxonomy of Goodenia), B.G. Briggs (taxonomy of Ranunculus and Darwinia), S. Smith-White and Carter (Cytotaxonomy of Brachycome), P. Weston (Phylogeny of Persoonia and relatives), R. Carolin (Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Goodeniaceae), R. Carolin and P. Myerscough (Vegetation of coastal sand masses), A. Larkum (Ecology and physiology of algae).

Ancillary Collections:

-

Photographic Collections:

-

Botanical Library:

Limited, but with access to Badham (Life Sciences)

Staff and Support

Director:

Head of School of Biological Sciences

Curator:

Dr M. Henwood

Manager:

-

Chief Botanist:

-

Taxonomists:

Dr M. Henwood and students

Ecologists/Evolutionary Biologists:

Dr G. Wardle

Technical Officers:

-

Volunteers:

-

Associates:

-

Associated Research

Taxonomic:

Apiales of Australia and at world level. Calochilus

Non-Taxonomic:

-

Publications

Relating to the Collection:

-

Relating to the Herbarium:

-

Notes:

-


Prepared for the web by Murray Fagg, last updated 8 January, 2007