Australian National Herbarium

  • Name

    Australian National Herbarium

  • Herbarium Code


  • Current Status


  • Correspondents

    Brendan Lepschi, Curator,

  • Contact

    [61] 2 6246 5167

  • Address

    Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research
    Australian National Herbarium
    G.P.O. Box 1700
    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


    AU 011

  • Specialty

    Taxonomic Coverage: All groups; large cryptogam collection; voucher collections for living plants in the Australian National Botanic Gardens

    Geography: Worldwide, especially Australia, New Guinea, and the southwestern Pacific

  • Quarantine Requirements

    Biosecurity restrictions apply for herbarium material sent to Australia. Please contact the institution before sending any material for biosecurity guidelines for sending specimens to CANB and a Declaration and Parcel label template. Australian Scientific Exchange Program (loan, donation or exchange) for herbarium specimens or samples Scientific exchange of all CITES listed taxa from and to Australian institutions requires both the Australian and overseas scientific organisation to be CITES registered. Scientific exchange of any Australian native species not listed under CITES requires overseas institutions to be either CITES-registered or registered with the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. For further details visit the following link:

  • Notes

    Formerly "Herbarium Australiense." United with CBG (250 000 specimens) in 1993 under joint management. Specimens originally from CBG will continue to be cited as CBG. Administratively responsible for QRS (now part of CNS). Non-angiosperms are stored in a different building, at -35.278329, 149.108841. CANB is jointly administered by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) andthe Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

  • Feedback

    Send comment or correction to the Editor of Index Herbariorum

  • Number of Specimens


  •   Num. of Specimens Num. Databased Num. Imaged
    Algae 7529 2057
    Bryophytes 159137 93172
    Fungi/Lichens 124885 111829
    Pteridophytes 26951 26951
    Seed Plants 869082 674282
  • Date Founded


  • Updated


  • Associated Institution

    Australian National Botanic Gardens. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. Australian National University. Booderee Botanic Gardens, Jervis Bay, New South Wales.

  • Incorporated Herbaria

    ANUC (30 000 specimens) in 1996.;
    CBG (250 000 specimens) in 1993;
    FRI , Myrtaceae, in 1987

  • Important Collectors

    Y. Asahina, L. J. Brass, M. I. H. Brooker, R. Brown, N. T. Burbidge, C. E. Carr, L. A. Craven, J. R. Croft, A. Dietrich, Hj. Eichler, J. A. Elix, H. Flecker, G. Follmann, E. Gauba, C. H. Gittins, M. Gray, T. G. Hartley, E. E. Henty, R. D. Hoogland, M. R. Jacobs, M. Lazarides, A. H. S. Lucas, C. W. E. Moore, T. H. Nash III, E. Phillips, R. Pullen, R. Schodde, H. Streimann, J. S. Womersley