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The Janet Cosh Herbarium

updated April 2010

HERBARIUM CODE:

WOLL

CITES number:

(University of Wollongong - AU-O63)

HERBARIUM NAME:

The Janet Cosh Herbarium

DEPARTMENT / ORGANISATION:

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong

CONTACT DETAILS
Street Address:


Northfields Avenue

Postal Address:

Department of Biological Sciences,
University of Wollongong

City:

Wollongong

State:

NSW

Postcode:

2522

Telephone:

(02) 4221 4340

Facsimile:

(02) 4221 4135

Email:

bpellow@uow.edu.au
kris_french@uow.edu.au

Location:

Building 35, Room G07, Dept. Biological Sciences

AUTHORITY/STATUS:

University

ACCESS:

2 days/ week - Monday and Tuesday

ASSOCIATED LIVING COLLECTION:

-

FOUNDATION:

bequeest in 1989 from Janet Cosh an amateur botanist from the Southern Highlands of NSW including specimens, books, illustrations and funds.

FUNCTIONS:

teaching and research facility; open for community use.

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE:

main emphasis on Sydney, Illawarra South Coast and Southern Tablelands regions of NSW

TAXONOMIC SCOPE:

Flowering plants, conifers, ferns, bryophytes, macroalgae

 

NUMBER OF SPECIMENS:

Total

Types

Angiosperms

10,210

-

Dicots

8,510

-

Monocots

1,700

-

Gymnosperms

75

-

Pteridophytes

320

-

Mosses

250

-

Liverworts

-

-

Lichens

-

-

Fungi

-

-

Algae

50

-

Fossils

-

-

Wood Samples

-

-

Accessioned

-

-

Unaccessioned

-

-

TOTAL

21,115

Computerisation

Status:

IBM compatible

Database Name:

Janet Cosh Herbarium

Database Description:

Microsoft ACCESS

Number of Specimen Records:

10,605

Access:

By arrangement with Curator or Director

Email and Internet:

www.uow.edu.au/science/biol/research/icb/herbarium/

Additional Collections

Significant Historical Collections:

Janet Cosh’s collection

Significant Special Collections:

200 water colours of local flora

Ancillary Collections:

other illustrations and Eucalypt walk through campus

Photographic Collections:

2000 slides and photographs

Botanical Library:

550 books and 250 maps

Staff and Support

Director:

Kris French

Curator:

Belinda Pellow

Manager:

-

Chief Botanist:

-

Taxonomists:

-

Ecologists/Evolutionary Biologists:

-

Technical Officers:

-

Volunteers:

Members of Southern Highlands Australian Plants Society, Janice Warner

Associates:

Jean Clarke

Associated Research

Taxonomic:

Revision of the “Flora of the Sydney Region”, Pellow, Henwood & Carolin

Non-Taxonomic:

- weed ecology of coastal ecosystems
- vegetation communities of Orchard Hills Defence Area

Publications

Relating to the Collection:

Pellow, B.& Porter, J.L (2005). A new species of Goodenia (Goodeniaceae) from Nocoleche Nature Reserve, Far Western Plains, New South Wales, Telopea 11 (1)

Flora of the Sydney Region, Pellow, Henwood & Carolin (2009)

Pelow, B, Henwood, M. & Carolin, R. (2009) Flora of the Sydney Region, 5th Edition, Sydney University Press, Sydney

Relating to the Herbarium:

Pellow, B. (2005) ‘A Woman’s Legacy to Botany' WISENET Journal 69

Clark J. & Pellow B. (2008) Miss Janet Cosh an Amateur Botanist, ASBS Newsletter 137

Notes:

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