Systematics of plant parasitic and plant-associated microfungi on agriculturally and environmentally significant host species.

Part of the National Collection of Fungi.

The Collection also includes about 14,500 living cultures.

BRIP has incorporated the fungi collections from the former University of Queensland Herbarium (BRIU) and the F.M. Bailey collection from the Queensland Herbarium (BRI).

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

The collection was established in c 1900 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Queensland plant-parasitic and plant-associated microfungi. All groups but emphasis on plant pathogens.

Kingdoms covered include: Fungi and Plantae.

Geographic range

Collection primarily of tropical and subtropical Australian specimens but also from other areas of Australia and south-east Asia.

Number of specimens and cultures in the collection

The estimated number of specimens and cultures in the Queensland Plant Pathology Herbarium is 52,500.

Of these 52,000 are databased. This represents 99.0 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2011-01-27 16:20:48.0


Teliospores of Sphaerophragmium quadricellulare on Acacia pennata subsp. kerrii from Cape York, Qld. Scale bar = 10 µm

Photo courtesy of Plant Pathology Herbarium


Ecosciences Precinct, 41 Boggo Road
Dutton Park
Queensland 4102


Dr Roger Shivas
phone: (07) 3255 4378
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Dr Dean Beasley
phone: (07) 3255 4369
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Ms Yu Pei Tan
Manager Culture Collection
phone: (07) 3255 4370


Member of Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH)

Member of Council of Heads of Australian Collections of Microorganisms (CHACM)

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Queensland Plant Pathology Herbarium has an estimated 52,500 specimens and cultures.
The collection has databased 99.0 % of these (52,000 records).

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