James Cook University Herbarium Townsville (JCT)

The James Cook University Herbarium Townsville (JCT) is housed in Buiding 34, Room 230. The vascular plant collection is mostly from north Queensland.

The Herbarium serves as a botanical resource for students, staff, community members and professional botanists. Our collections offer excellent opportunities to learn more about the rich diversity of our local native flora, and exotic and invasive weeds. The Herbarium also participates in loan and exchange programs with other herbaria throughout the country.

Herbarium staff can assist honours and graduate students with plant identifications and can provide other botanical information upon request. Some duplicate specimens from the James Cook University collection (JCT) have been incorporated into the Australian Tropical Herbarium (CNS).

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

The collection was established in 1960 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Tropical Queensland flora - plantae, algae

Kingdoms covered include: Plantae.

Geographic range

Tropical northern Queensland.

Australian states covered include: Queensland.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the James Cook University Herbarium is 24,046.

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The James Cook University Herbarium contains these significant collections:

  • I.R. Price - Algae collection

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Metadata last updated on 2018-07-25 16:04:10.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The James Cook University Herbarium has an estimated 24,046 specimens.

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