The NCW Beadle Herbarium (NE) at UNE consists of c.90 000 vascular plant specimens, housed in a purpose built facility. The herbarium provides resources for taxonomic, ecological and other university and herbarium research and acts as a repository for scientific vouchers that underpin various biological activities such as plant classification, vegetation surveys, rare and threatened plant investigations and botanical studies.

Statistics taken October 2010 from: (CHAH Last updated: November 2006)

The collection was established in 1938, redeveloped 1958 and 1997 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Northern NSW; south-eastern Qld; rest of NSW; rest of Australia; rest of world. Focus on research areas such as Cyperaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Euphorbiaceae (Phyllanthaceae and Bertya), Hormoranthus

Kingdoms covered include: Fungi and Plantae.

Geographic range

Northern NSW; south-eastern Qld; rest of NSW; rest of Australia; rest of world.

Australian states covered include: NSW, QLD, all.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the N.C.W. Beadle Herbarium is 82,752.

Of these 68,000 are databased. This represents 82.2 % of the collection.

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The N.C.W. Beadle Herbarium contains these significant collections:

  • Significant Special Collection - Ian Parbery (epiphyllous microfungi); Jeremy M.B. Smith (weed Flora of New England); John B. Williams (Flora of north-eastern NSW)
  • Ancillary Collection - The student collection includes 1861 databased replicates of the main NE collection focused on northern NSW and south-eastern Queensland.
  • Photographic Collection - Photos of types from BM, K, MEL etc.

Usage statistics

Metadata last updated on 2015-12-24 11:07:24.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The N.C.W. Beadle Herbarium has an estimated 82,752 specimens.
The collection has databased 82.2 % of these (68,000 records).

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