Resources of Australian Herbaria

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Australian Antarctic Division Herbarium

Updated April 2010

Note: This herbarium, ADT, is now part of theTasmanian Herbarium, HO

The information below is left only for archival purposes

HERBARIUM CODE:

ADT

CITES number:

AU006 (Prior to 11 Jan, 2002 CITES number was AU113)

HERBARIUM NAME:

Australian Antarctic Division Herbarium

DEPARTMENT / ORGANISATION:

Australian Government Antarctic Division

CONTACT DETAILS
Street Address:


Channel Highway

Postal Address:

Channel Highway

City:

Kingston

State:

Tasmania

Postcode:

7050

Telephone:

(03) 6332 3438

Facsimile:

(03) 6232 3449

Email:

rod.seppelt@aad.gov.au

Location:

Currently housed within Antarctic Division Headquarters, Kingston, but it is intended to physically relocate the collection to the Tasmanian Herbarium (HO).

AUTHORITY/STATUS:

Commonwealth Government

ACCESS:

-

ASSOCIATED LIVING COLLECTION:

-

FOUNDATION:

Commenced with private collections of R.D.Seppelt in 1971.  Antarctic and subantarctic collections made under the auspices of the Commonwealth of Australia commenced in 1979.  Almost the entire Antarctic, Subantarctic, Australasian and Arctic collection has been made by R.D.Seppelt. 

FUNCTIONS:

Taxonomic research on Antarctic, subantarctic and southern hemisphere floras; research on Arctic non-vascular flora

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE:

Antarctica; Subantarctic Islands; Southern continents; Arctic North America, Russian Far East, Scandinavia, United Kingdom and Canada; Europe, Japan.

TAXONOMIC SCOPE:

Primarily bryophytes and lichens; Subantarctic Islands vascular plants.

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2006 data

NUMBER OF SPECIMENS:

Total

Types

Angiosperms

500

_

Dicots

300

-

Monocots

200

-

Gymnosperms

0

-

Pteridophytes

50

-

Mosses

18,000

1

Liverworts

6,000

1

Lichens

7,500

1

Fungi

300

-

Algae

100

-

Fossils

-

-

Wood Samples

-

-

Accessioned

50%

-

Unaccessioned

50%

-

Computerisation

Status:

Ongoing

Database Name:

Australian Antarctic Division Flora Collections

Database Description:

-

Number of Specimen Records:

12000 (in public accessible database); 5000 (in as yet separate and not public accessible database).

Access:

Arrangement via Curator

Email and Internet:

rod.seppelt@aad.gov.au

Additional Collections

Significant Historical Collections:


-

Significant Special Collections:

R.D.Seppelt (Antarctic bryophytes and lichens; Subantarctic Islands flora; Arctic bryophyte and lichen collections; Ditrichum; Viola)

Ancillary Collections:

-

Photographic Collections:

-

Botanical Library:

-

Staff and Support

Director:

R.D.Seppelt

Curator:

R.D.Seppelt

Manager:

-

Chief Botanist:

R.D.Seppelt

Taxonomists:

1

Ecologists/Evolutionary Biologists:

-

Technical Officers:

-

Volunteers:

-

Associates:

Ling Hau (Antarctic non-marine algae)

Associated Research

Taxonomic:

Antarctic non-marine algal flora; Ditrichum; Antarctic bryophytes and lichens; web-based Antarctic and subantarctic flora databases.

Non-Taxonomic:

-

Publications

Relating to the Collection:

-

Relating to the Herbarium:

-

Notes:

-


Prepared for the web by Murray Fagg, last updated 24 August, 2011