The University of Western Australia herbarium is primarily a teaching (reference) and research collection. A reference collection for the Pilbara is being developed.

Hilton Collection of Fungi and all the algae specimens have been transferred to the Western Australian herbarium (PERTH).

Statistics taken (September 2010) from: (CHAH Last updated: December 2008)

The collection was established in 1914 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Vascular plants.

Kingdoms covered include: Plantae.

Geographic range

Southwestern Australia and Pilbara.

Australian states covered include: Western Australia.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the University of Western Australia Herbarium is 10,000.

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

Metadata last updated on 2010-10-07 12:46:44.0


Wildflowers at Kings Park during the festival

Photo courtesy of UWA


School of Plant Biology, 35 Stirling Highway
Western Australia 6009

(08) 6488 2206


Assoc Prof Michael Moody
phone: (08) 6488 2215
phone: (08) 6488 1126
email this contact


Member of Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH)

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The University of Western Australia Herbarium has an estimated 10,000 specimens.

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

No records are available for viewing in the Atlas.

Images from this collection