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Northern Territory Herbarium

Updated March 2013

HERBARIUM CODE:

DNA

NT

CITES number:

AU025 (DNA and NT)

HERBARIUM NAME:

Northern Territory Herbarium

DEPARTMENT / ORGANISATION:

Department of Land Resource Management

CONTACT DETAILS
Street Address: A

DNA
Herbarium Building,
The Boulevard,
Palmerston, NT, 0830

Street Address: B

NT
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs

Web site: http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/wildlife/plants_herbarium/index.html

Postal Address: A

PO Box 496
Palmerston
NT 0831

City:

Palmerston

State:

NT

Postcode:

0831

Telephone:

(08) 8999 4516

Facsimile:

(08) 8999 4527

Email:

Generic email address for Darwin and Alice Springs is:
herbarium@nt.gov.au

firstname.lastname@nt.gov.au

Location:

DNA: Opposite Goyder Centre. Palmerston is a satellite town, c. 20 km east of Darwin.

Postal Address: B

PO Box 1120
Alice Springs
NT 0871

City:

Alice Springs

State:

NT

Postcode:

0870

Telephone:

(08) 8951 8792
(08) 8951 8791 (Peter Jobson)

Facsimile:

(08) 8951 8790

Email:

Generic email address for Darwin and Alice Springs is:
herbarium@nt.gov.au

firstname.lastname@nt.gov.au

Location:

NT: The Alice Springs Desert Park is situated at the base of the Macdonnell Ranges adjacent to Alice Springs.

AUTHORITY/STATUS:

Northern Territory government.

ACCESS:

Public access.

ASSOCIATED LIVING COLLECTION:

 

FOUNDATION:

The Herbarium of the Northern Territory (NT) was founded in Alice Springs in 1954. A separate collection was started in Darwin (DNA) in late 1966.In 1989 the bulk of the collections in Alice Springs were shifted to Palmerston to combine with DNA which had relocated from Berrimah, a suburb of Darwin. The collection at Alice Springs, still referred to as NT, remains as a reference collection for the arid zone of the Northern Territory.

FUNCTIONS:

State herbarium. Loan requests and correspondence should be directed to the Curator (DNA).

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE:

Northern Territory, some Kimberly (1275), Timor (1150), Wetar (430) collections.

TAXONOMIC SCOPE:

Vascular plants.

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NUMBER OF SPECIMENS:

Total

Types

Angiosperms

-

-

Dicots

-

-

Monocots

-

-

Magnoliophyta

233,196

1138

Gymnosperms

957

16

Pteridophytes

3562

8

Mosses

306

1

Liverworts

42

-

Lichens

72

-

Fungi

47

-

Algae

119

-

Fossils

-

-

Wood Samples

-

-

Accessioned

Entire collection-

-

Unaccessioned

Only normal backlog; not large collections

-

Computerisation

Status:

-

Database Name:

HOLTZE

Database Description:

ORACLE with an Apex web browser interface.

Number of Specimen Records:

234,228

Access:

Data entered in Palmerston and Alice Springs. About 20 read-only users in our department and Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries. Data retrieval: charges made for large retrievals, otherwise free.

2. Other:

Taxon database:

NT Checklist:

Bibliographic database:

ALICE - mainly ethnobotanical data.

Microsoft Access with Platypus as front end.

www.nt.gov.au/nreta/wildlife/plants/checklist.html

Endnote - recent Australian taxonomic literature.

Email and Internet:

Botanists have full access through AARNET

Additional Collections

Significant Historical Collections:

None.

Significant Special Collections:

None.

Ancillary Collections:

Spirit, Seed, Carpological.

Photographic Collections:

Slide collection of NT flora. Small cibachrome collection of Types of NT flora (ex K). Electronic images of NT flora.

Botanical Library:

Adequate holdings of books, journals and microfiche relevant to Australian flora (titles available if necessary).

Staff and Support

-

One botanist and one technician located in Alice Springs (NT); all other staff located in Darwin.

Director / Curator:

I.D.Cowie (NT flora, Dicarpidium, Helicteres, Tephrosia)

Manager:

Ben Stuckey (NT monsoonal flora)

Chief Botanist:

-

Senior Botanist,
Alice Springs:

Peter Jobson

Taxonomists:

I.D. Cowie (NT flora, Tephrosia (Fabaceae),Sterculiaceae);
Peter Jobson [NT] (Arid Zone flora; Dillwynia, Senna (Fabaceae));
Donna Lewis (NT monsoonal flora);
P.S. Short (NT flora, Asteraceae)

Ecologists/Evolutionary Biologists:

-

Technical Officers:

C. Mangion (DNA); H. Coulson (NT).

Illustrator:

Monika Osterkamp (aprox. 20%)

IT Staff:

The herbarium has access to the Departmentsís Database Manager and receives network support, the organisation which services the NT government.

Volunteers:

Regular - weekly.

Associates:

None.

Associated Research

Taxonomic:

-

Non-Taxonomic:

Glenn M. Wightman (Ethnobotanist)

Publications

Relating to the Collection:

None.

Relating to the Herbarium:

Northern Territory Botanical Bulletin, occasional series of papers on ethnobotany, plant checklists, local floras, keys for taxonomic groups.

Notes:

-


Prepared for the web by Murray Fagg, last updated 13 March, 2013