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The Australian Tropical Herbarium

opened in 2007

The Herbarium brings together three plant collections from north Queensland

Located in the new ATFI building at James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland (click to enlarge)
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Atherton (CPBR/CSIRO)
135,000+ specimens


Townsville (JCU)
21,000+ specimens


Mareeba (EPA)
8,000+ specimens

Facilities include

Specimen collection


Public Reference Herbarium


Molecular laboratory

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Spirit specimens


Dried specimens

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Personnel at the Herbarium include...
  • Taxonomists
  • Ecologists
  • Curator
  • Molecular biologists
  • Technicians
  • Students
  • Volunteers
  • Botanists

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Resources of Australian Herbaria

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Updated 31 March, 2011 , webmaster, CANBR (