Australian National Herbarium - Bryophytes (CANB-Bryophytes)

The herbarium collections of the ANH are archivally maintained at two sites, Canberra (CANB) and Cairns (CNS). Within Canberra, the collection is split between the Angiosperms located on the CSIRO site and the Cryptogams located on the ANBG site. Specimens representing 'standards' for ACRA registered cultivars and Plant Breeders Rights are also part of the collection. Specimens are preserved with high levels of accuracy in identification, botanical nomenclature and associated field data. The specimen collections play an important role in the CPBR's research projects and represent an invaluable historic record of the Australasian flora.
Curator: Brendan Lepschi,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 June 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Collection Statistics
  • 74,438 specimen records
  • 57,553 (77%) georeferenced
  • 55,166 (74%) identified to species
  • 100 families
  • 710 genera
  • 4,705 species
  • 4,650 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics