Centre for botanical research and Information on the Queensland flora, plant communities and ecology.

Queensland Herbarium (Mareeba), MBA was a regional station of BRI, the holdings of which have been transferred to Australian Tropical Herbarium (CNS). All MBA specimens are duplicated at BRI.

Statistics taken (Dec 2015) from: (CHAH updated Dec 2015)

The collection was established in 1855 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Queensland flora - plants, algae, lichens and fungi.

Kingdoms covered include: Fungi and Plantae.

Geographic range

Mainly Queensland, Papua New Guinea and Pacific region, other Australian States, SE Asia.

Australian states covered include: Queensland.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Queensland Herbarium is 849,023.

Of these 839,023 are databased. This represents 98.8 % of the collection.

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


The Queensland Herbarium contains these significant collections:

  • Duplicates from Banks and Solander collections in 1770 - total c.100.
  • Collections of F.M. Bailey, L.J. Brass and earlier explorers
  • J.F. Shirley
  • BRIU 1992 Angiosperm transfer to BRI - University of Queensland Herbarium (BRIU) transferred Angiosperms to BRI
  • Prints, slides, digital images, air photographs
  • BRIU 1992 Lichen, Algae transfer to BRI - University of Queensland Herbarium (BRIU) transferred Lichens, Algae to BRI
  • Carpological, spirit, wood
  • A.R. Bean
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science Herbarium (AIMS) transfer to BRI - 2000 specimens transferred to BRI
  • C.T. White
  • S.F. Kajewski
  • S.T. Blake
  • J.G. Tracey
  • A.B. Cribb - algal collection
  • A.B. Cribb
  • L.S. Smith
  • J.F. Bailey
  • L.J. Webb
  • L.J. Brass
  • G.N. Bationoff
  • J.R. Clarkson
  • A.R. Bean
  • S.L. Everist
  • P.I. Forster

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Metadata last updated on 2016-11-16 15:57:17.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Queensland Herbarium has an estimated 849,023 specimens.
The collection has databased 98.8 % of these (839,023 records).

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