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Statement of Objectives


The collections, data and expertise of Australian herbaria, individually and collectively, are widely recognised as a key focus for the nation’s knowledge and information base on plant, algal and fungal biodiversity.


Leading through cooperation the advancement and dissemination of Australian plant biodiversity knowledge for the benefit of the Australian community.


Relevance of herbaria to biodiversity knowledge

Importance of national cooperative effort

Management and dissemination of information


Promotion of taxonomic research

Cooperation on collections management, development and utilisation

Links with relevant organisations


September 2001