Description

The Plant Pathology Herbarium (DAR), records all plant diseases of NSW - all types including fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes. The herbarium includes a living fungal, bacterial and plant virus culture collection (5,000 isolates).

The University of Adelaide Herbarium (ADW) - pathogenic fungi (5000 specimens) has been transferred to DAR.

The National Collection of Plant Pathogens which includes herbs VPRI and BRIP. Member of World Federation of Culture Collections (No. 365). Also includes the Australian Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria.

Margaret Senior: A collection of coloured illustrations of plant diseases and disorders painted by artist Margaret Senior.

Statistics taken (September 2010) from: http://www.chah.gov.au/chah/resources/herbaria/dar.html (CHAH Last updated: July 2010)

The collection was established in 1890 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes.

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia, Eubacteria and Fungi.

Geographic range

Australia, particularly NSW

Australian states covered include: New South Wales.

Number of specimens and cultures in the collection

The estimated number of specimens and cultures in the New South Wales Plant Pathology Herbarium is 121,000.

Of these 121,000 are databased. This represents 100.0 % of the collection.

Click the Records & Statistics tab to access those database records that are available through the atlas.

Sub-collections

The New South Wales Plant Pathology Herbarium contains these significant collections:

  • Significant Historical Collections - L.R. Fraser, H.A. Dade, E. Cheel, J.B. Cleland, Sydow
  • Significant Special Collections - I. Parbery (Meliolales)
  • Significant Special Collections - University of Adelaide Herbarium (ADW) - pathogenic fungi (5000 specimens) transferred to DAR.
  • Overseas exsiccati - (dried fungi)

Metadata last updated on 2011-03-04 13:58:26.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The New South Wales Plant Pathology Herbarium has an estimated 121,000 specimens and cultures.
The collection has databased 100.0 % of these (121,000 records).

No database records for this collection can be accessed through the Atlas of Living Australia.

No records are available for viewing in the ALA.

Images from this collection