Victorian Plant Pathology Herbarium specialises in plant pathogenic microfungi. It houses the important historic collection of Daniel McAlpine of around 6,000 microfungi specimens.

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

The collection was established in 1890 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Plant pathogenic fungi, especially on Australian plants; coelomycetes; Erysiphales; cercosporoid fungi.

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia, Eubacteria and Fungi.

Geographic range

Primarily Australian

Number of specimens and cultures in the collection

The estimated number of specimens and cultures in the Victorian Plant Pathology Herbarium is 40,170.

Of these 40,170 are databased. This represents 100.0 % of the collection.

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The Victorian Plant Pathology Herbarium contains these significant collections:

  • Daniel McAlpine - ~6,000 specimens
  • Erysiphales of Australia - ~2,000 specimens
  • Fungi on native plants collected by Brian Sutton and Ian Pascoe - ~2,500 specimens

Metadata last updated on 2015-05-12 14:20:25.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Victorian Plant Pathology Herbarium has an estimated 40,170 specimens and cultures.
The collection has databased 100.0 % of these (40,170 records).

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

No records are available for viewing in the Atlas.

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