Jo Palmer

Collections Coordinator

B. App. Sc. (1982) University of Canberra, ACT, Australia

Jo Palmer

Phone (+61) 02 6246 5523

Fax: (+61) 02 6246 5249

E-mail: jo.palmer@

Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research
CSIRO Plant Industry
GPO Box 1600
Canberra ACT 2601


I am currently the Collections Coordinator at the Australian National Herbarium. I oversee the day to day running of the collection including the Loans & Exchange Program and the Volunteer Mounting Program and I am also involved in aspects of the curation, mounting and data entry of herbarium collections for such projects as Australia’s Virtual Herbarium, Water for a Healthy Country and the Atlas of Living Australia.

My research interests are in the family Amaranthaceae, with the aim of the project being to complete a treatment of the family for the Flora of Australia. A revision of the genus Gomphrena has been published, as well as a Conspectus of Amaranthus. Work is underway in Alternanthera.


Palmer, J. 2009. A conspectus of the genus Amaranthus (Amaranthaceae) in Australia. Nuytsia 19: 107-128.

Palmer, J. 2004. Collections Management Manual

Palmer, J. 1998. A taxonomic revision of Gomphrena (Amaranthaceae) in Australia. Aust. Syst. Bot. 11(1): 73-151.


Australian National Herbarium research collections, in particular:

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