Queensland Herbarium & Biodiversity Science

  • Name

    Queensland Herbarium & Biodiversity Science

  • Herbarium Code


  • Current Status


  • Correspondents

    Andrew Franks, Collections Manager and Principal Botanist, Andrew.Franks@des.qld.gov.au
    Nigel Fechner, Mycologist, Nigel.Fechner@des.qld.gov.au

  • Contact

    [61] 7 3199 7699
    Email: andrew.franks@des.qld.gov.au

  • Address

    Queensland Herbarium
    Department of Environment and Science
    Queensland Herbarium & Biodiversity Science
    Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong
    Brisbane, Queensland 4066


    AU 017

  • Specialty

    Geography: Australia, principally Queensland; Papua New Guinea and Pacific region, southeast Asia

  • Quarantine Requirements

    Australian Biosecurity restrictions apply for herbarium material being sent to Australia. Please contact the institution before sending any material.

  • Notes

    Comprehensive specimen label data included in institutional HERBRECS database is available through the Australasian Virtual Herbarium. MBA was a regional station of BRI, now incorporated into CNS. All MBA specimens are duplicated at BRI. Images of Type specimens (vascular plants) are now available on JSTOR as part of the Global Plants Initiative. Specimen citation: please cite the AQ number on the specimens (the BRI number is now redundant). Speciality: Australia, principally Queensland; Papua New Guinea and Pacific region, southeast Asia. Publications are also available online: Austrobaileya: www.qld.gov.au/austrobaileya Queensland Plant Census: https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/plants-animals/plants/herbarium/flora-census

  • Feedback

    Send comment or correction to the Editor of Index Herbariorum

  • Number of Specimens


  •   Num. of Specimens Num. Databased Num. Imaged
    Algae 19318 19318 0
    Bryophytes 15377 15377 0
    Fungi/Lichens 44718 44718 3000
    Pteridophytes 31738 31738 0
    Seed Plants 799849 799849 20000
  • Date Founded


  • Updated


  • Associated Institution

    Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Mt Coot-tha road, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland 4066, Australia

  • Incorporated Herbaria

    AIMS (2000 specimens);
    BRIU, in part (algae, lichens, 3500 angiosperms)

  • Important Collectors

    F.M. Bailey, J.F. Bailey, G.N. Batianoff, A.R. Bean, S.T. Blake, L.J. Brass, J.R. Clarkson, A.B. Cribb, S.L. Everist, P.I. Forster, B. Gray, B. Hyland, S.F. Kajewski, K.R. McDonald, J.F. Shirley, L.S. Smith, J.G. Tracey, L.J. Webb, C.T. White