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National Collection of Fungi, Bundoora Herbarium

Updated March 2010

HERBARIUM CODE:

VPRI

CITES number:

AU023

HERBARIUM NAME:

National Collection of Fungi, Bundoora Herbarium

DEPARTMENT / ORGANISATION:

Department of Environment and Primary Industries

CONTACT DETAILS
Street Address:

Agribio, 5 Ring Road, La Trobe University, Bundoora

Postal Address:

Agribio, 5 Ring Road, La Trobe University

City:

BUNDOORA

State:

VIC

Postcode:

3083

Telephone:

(03) 9032 7330

Facsimile:

-

Email:

jacky.edwards@depi.vic.gov.au

Location:

Bundoora

AUTHORITY/STATUS:

-

ACCESS:

-

ASSOCIATED LIVING COLLECTION:

Living culture collection of 3,500 isolates

FOUNDATION:

1890

FUNCTIONS:

Taxonomy of plant pathogenic fungi

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE:

Australia

TAXONOMIC SCOPE:

Primarily microfungi - all groups

 

NUMBER OF SPECIMENS:

Total

Types

Angiosperms

-

-

Dicots

-

-

Monocots

-

-

Gymnosperms

-

-

Pteridophytes

-

-

Bacteria

600

-

Viruses

370

-

Nematodes

9,560

-

Fungi

30,635

500

Algae

-

-

Fossils

-

-

Wood Samples

-

-

Accessioned

41,165

-

Unaccessioned

-

-

Computerisation

Status:

All accessioned specimens

Database Name:

VRECS (part of NCOF distributed database)

Database Description:

Texpress

Number of Specimen Records:

41,165 (May 2014)

Access:

On request - not available on-line.
Available via the internet to the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture and related bodies, as part of the "Australian Plant Pest Database".

Email and Internet:

 

Additional Collections

Significant Historical Collections:

Daniel McAlpine (~6,000 specimens)

Significant Special Collections:

Erysiphales of Australia (~2,000 specimens)
Fungi on native plants collected by Brian Sutton and Ian Pascoe (~2,500 specimens)

Ancillary Collections:

-

Photographic Collections:

-

Botanical Library:

-

Staff and Support

Director:

Jacqueline Edwards

Curator:

Jacqueline Edwards

Manager:

-

Chief Botanist:

-

Taxonomists:

Jacqueline Edwards, Lila Nambiar, Vyrna Beilharz

Ecologists/Evolutionary Biologists:

-

Technical Officers:

1 part-time (curatorial assistant; Robyn Brett)

Volunteers:

1 part-time (Vyrna Beilharz)

Associates:

-

Associated Research

Taxonomic:

Cercosporoid fungi of Australia

Non-Taxonomic:

Plant pathogens

Publications

Relating to the Collection:

-

Relating to the Herbarium:

Shivas, R.G., Beasley, D.R., Pascoe, I.G., Cunnington, J.H., Pitkethley, R.N. and Priest, M. J. (2006), Specimen-based databases of Australian plant pathogens: past, present and future. Australasian Plant Pathology 35(2): 195–198.

Notes:

Fomerly located at Knoxfield and prior to that at Burnley


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Last updated 28 May, 2014 by webmaster