The Tasmanian Herbarium's collection of plant specimens is the largest and most comprehensive record of the Tasmanian flora in the world. Collections date from the first arrival of Europeans in the late 18th Century to the present day. The collection also includes numerous specimens from other parts of the world and the Australian mainland, especially in non-vascular plants.

Two thirds of the Australian Antarctic Division Herbarium (ADT), is now incorporated into the Tasmanian Herbarium (HO), This ADT collection includes bryophytes, lichens, vascular flora mainly from Antarctica and the Subantarctic islands.

Statistics taken (September 2010) from: (CHAH Last updated: June 2010) (CHAH Last updated: June 2010)

The collection was established in c 1830's and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens, algae, and fungi.

Kingdoms covered include: Fungi and Plantae.

Geographic range

Tasmanian, Antarctic, Subantarctic, Artic, some worldwide.

Australian states covered include: Tasmania.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Tasmanian Herbarium is 285,700.

Of these 177,000 are databased. This represents 62.0 % of the collection.

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The Tasmanian Herbarium contains these significant collections:

  • Australian Antarctic Division Herbarium (ADT) - incorporated 2010 - Antarctic plant specimens (35,000 - 14,500 digitised and accessible): Antarctic bryophytes and lichens; Antarctic non-marine algal flora; Subantarctic Islands flora; Ditrichum; Viola. Includes Arctic bryophyte and lichen collection.
  • Rodway, Gunn, Bratt - Historical collection of Lichens
  • Weymouth - Historical collection of Bryophytes

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Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Tasmanian Herbarium has an estimated 285,700 specimens.
The collection has databased 62.0 % of these (177,000 records).

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