The collection at Alice Springs, referred to as NT, principally houses specimens from the arid zone of the Northern Territory and adjacent interstate arid regions. The Alice Springs collection is a regional collection of and shares a common data base with the main NT Herbarium collection, located near Darwin.

Statistics taken (June 2010) from: (CHAH updated June 2010).

The collection was established in 1954 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

All vascular plant groups.

Kingdoms covered include: Plantae.

Geographic range

Arid zone of the Northern Territory and adjacent interstate arid regions.

Australian states covered include: Northern Territory.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Northern Territory Herbarium (Alice Springs) is 45,000.

Of these 45,000 are databased. This represents 100.0 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2013-02-28 10:48:50.0


Spinifex in Flower

Photo courtesy: NRETAS website


Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs
Northern Territory 0871

(08) 8951 8792


Dave Albrecht
Senior Botanist
phone: (08) 8951 8792
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Ian Cowie
Acting Curator based at DNA
phone: (08) 8999 4516
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Donna Lewis
phone: 08 89994532
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Member of Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH)

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Northern Territory Herbarium (Alice Springs) has an estimated 45,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 100.0 % of these (45,000 records).

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