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Corporate entry The University of Melbourne Herbarium (1926 - )

The University of Melbourne

Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Conservation or Environment
The University of Melbourne Herbarium, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne


The University of Melbourne Herbarium serves as a teaching and research collection. The collection contains approximately 100,000 specimens, comprising all major plant groups including fungi, mosses, liverworts, lichens, algae, ferns, gymnosperms and flowering plants.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Conference Papers

  • Clarke, I.C., 'History of the herbarium, School of Botany, University of Melbourne', in History of Systematic Botany in Australasia: Proceedings of a Symposium held at the University of Melbourne, 25-27 May 1988 edited by Short, P.S. (Melbourne: Australian Systematic Botany Society Inc., 1990), pp. 13-22.. Details

Journal Articles

  • Gillbank, Linden, 'The University of Melbourne Herbarium, from McCoy to MELU: a broken paper-trail', University of Melbourne Collections, 1 (2007), 20-8. Details
  • Middleton, Nicole, 'Exhibiting the History of The University of Melbourne Herbarium (MELU)', Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, 136 (2008), 22-4. Details


See also

Christine Moje