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National Collection of Fungi, Knoxfield Herbarium

Updated March 2010

HERBARIUM CODE:

VPRI

CITES number:

AU023

HERBARIUM NAME:

National Collection of Fungi, Knoxfield Herbarium

DEPARTMENT / ORGANISATION:

Department of Primary Industries

CONTACT DETAILS
Street Address:

621 Burwood Highway, Knoxfield

Postal Address:

Private Bag 15

City:

Ferntree Gully Delivery Centre

State:

VIC

Postcode:

3156

Telephone:

(03) 9210 9222

Facsimile:

(03) 9800 3521

Email:

james.cunnington@dpi.vic.gov.au

Location:

Knoxfield

AUTHORITY/STATUS:

-

ACCESS:

-

ASSOCIATED LIVING COLLECTION:

Living culture collection of 1,500 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

9,200

-

Fungi

30,000

500

Algae

-

-

Fossils

-

-

Wood Samples

-

-

Accessioned

40,170

-

Unaccessioned

-

-

Computerisation

Status:

All accessioned specimens

Database Name:

VRECS (part of NCOF distributed database)

Database Description:

Texpress

Number of Specimen Records:

40,170

Access:

On request - not available on-line
Internet available to Agriculture Fisheries Forestry Australia and related bodies, as part of the "Australian Plant Disease 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:

James Cunnington

Curator:

James Cunnington

Manager:

-

Chief Botanist:

-

Taxonomists:

Ian Pascoe, Vyrna Beilharz, James Cunnington, Lila Nambiar

Ecologists/Evolutionary Biologists:

-

Technical Officers:

1 full-time

Volunteers:

1 part-time

Associates:

-

Associated Research

Taxonomic:

Erysiphales of Australia, Cercosporiod fungi of Australia

Non-Taxonomic:

-

Publications

Relating to the Collection:

-

Relating to the Herbarium:

-

Notes:

Fomerly located at Burnley


Prepared for the web by Murray Fagg, last updated 24 June, 2010