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Australia's Virtual Herbarium

Australia's Virtual Herbarium (AVH) links databases relating to millions of specimens in Australia's major herbaria. It is the only online database depicting plant distributions for an entire continent.

The AVH arose from the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria's advisory committee HISCOM and its preceding working groups in the late 1980s. The first prototype was developed as part of the eFloraSA project in 1997-98 in a close collaboration between the State Herbarium and the Computing Sciences Department, University of Adelaide (now a partner in eResearch SA).

Access Australia’s Virtual Herbarium (AVH)

Other herbaria

Australian herbaria and reference sites

Australia's Virtual Herbarium
Australian National Herbarium
Australian Plant Names Index
Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research
Flora of Tasmania Online
FloraBase - the Western Australian Flora
National Herbarium of NSW
National Herbarium of Victoria
New South Wales Flora Online
Northern Territory Herbarium
NT Vascular Plant Species
Queensland Herbarium
Tasmanian Herbarium
Western Australia Herbarium

Australian plant systematic journals

Australian Systematic Botany
Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter
Austrobaileya
Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Muelleria
Nuytsia
Telopea

International herbaria

Index Herbariorum: A Global Directory of Public Herbaria
Kew Herbarium

Other links

Flora of Australia online
ABRS databases and online resources
Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)
Australian Plant Census (APC)
Australian Plant Image Index
FloraBase – the Western Australian flora
Northern Territory plant checklist & Flora of the Darwin Region online
Census of the Queensland flora
A census of the vascular plants of Victoria
PlantNET – NSW flora online
Flora of Tasmania online
Tasmanian vascular plant census

Recent posts

Saving Plants on Kangaroo Island – winter 2021 update

03 September 2021

Following the devastating 2020 bushfires on Kangaroo Island, scientists at the SA Seed Conservation Centre have visited the island a number of times to investigate what botanical treasures have regrown, and to collect seeds and plant specimens with a conservation aim.