UNSW Sydney

  • Name

    UNSW Sydney

  • Herbarium Code


  • Current Status


  • Correspondents

    Frank Hemmings, Curator, herbunsw@unsw.edu.au

  • Contact

    [61] 2 9385 3274
    Fax: [61] 2 9385 1558
    Email: herbunsw@unsw.edu.au

  • Address

    John T. Waterhouse Herbarium
    School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
    UNSW Sydney
    UNSW SYDNEY, New South Wales 2052



  • Specialty

    Taxonomic Coverage: Larger fungi of Australia

    Geography: Mainly New South Wales and northern Australia

  • 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 UNSW and a Declaration and Parcel label template. Australian Scientific Exchange Program (loan, donation or exchange) for herbarium specimens or samples: the 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: http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/wildlife-trade/non-commercial/research

  • Notes

    Updated May 2020.

  • Feedback

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  • Number of Specimens


  •   Num. of Specimens Num. Databased Num. Imaged
    Algae 4000 33 0
    Bryophytes 842 842 0
    Fungi/Lichens 12260 1117 0
    Pteridophytes 1040 1040 0
    Seed Plants 39360 18916 25
  • Date Founded


  • Updated


  • Important Collectors

    H. N. Barber, J. T. Waterhouse