The role of herbaria

Crayn, Darren, and Murray, Louise (2003) The role of herbaria. In: Brown, Claire L., Hall, Fiona, and Mill, Jeanette, (eds.) Plant conservation: approaches and techniques from an Australian perspective. Australian Network for Plant Conservation, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1-9.

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[Extract] An herbarium is a collection of preserved plants (or parts of plants); a museum for plants, if you like. It may be a small private collection or a large institutional collection such as the various Australian State and Territory herbaria. The largest Australian herbarium, the National Herbarium at the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research in Canberra, holds over 1.2 million specimens. The largest herbarium in the world, the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, holds almost nine million specimens.

Item ID: 9040
Item Type: Book Chapter (Non-Commercial)
ISBN: 978-0-646-42202-2
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 00:10
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 80%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060310 Plant Systematics and Taxonomy @ 20%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9613 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas > 961399 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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