About the Collection Online

The University of Melbourne Herbarium Collection Online was developed by the staff and students of the University of Melbourne Herbarium (MELU) to enable public access to our growing collection of high-resolution images of herbarium specimens. The Collection Online is constantly being updated, with new specimen records and images added as the result of digitisation initiatives by staff, students, and volunteers in the Herbarium.

The software and servers on which the data portal is based are managed by Science IT, Faculty of Science and virtual servers, storage, and asset management platforms are contributed by Research Computing Services, Infrastructure Services of University of Melbourne.

Project Team


We would like to acknowledge The Russell and Mab Grimwade Miegunyah Fund, Eucalypt Australia, and the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria for making this project possible.

Photographic contributors: Alison Kellow, Daniel Ohlsen, David Meagher, Emily Green, Erin Batty, Freya Thomas, Gill Brown, Heroen Verbruggen, Kate Bennetts, Kelly McBrady, Lorraine Norden, Margaret Rowe, Mike Bayly, Mary Ellis, Roger Farrow, Ruby Wilson, and Will Neal.

Research Citations to MELU Data

For further information or requests for additional functionality please contact us.