Wilsons Promontory Collection
There are 774 collection objects. Of these, 740 have one or more high resolution images - a total of 827 images, and 401 collection objects are georeferenced.
There are 123 families, 318 genera, and 392 species.
The Wilsons Promontory Collection includes specimens present in the Wilsons Promontory Virtual Herbarium (WPVH; available at wpvherbarium.biosciences.unimelb.edu.au). The WPVH was undertaken by the University of Melbourne Herbarium (MELU) to conserve and digitise a significant collection of plant and algal specimens from Wilsons Promontory National Park. These specimens were collected from 1959 to 1974 by University of Melbourne staff and students, including internationally renowned botanists and ecologists and members of the McCoy Society. Originally housed in the Botany Laboratory at Tidal River, the collection was donated to MELU, by Parks Victoria, in 2011 for its long term management, storage and preservation.
The WPVH was built to ensure the original specimens are readily available for public access. This collection provides access to the high resolution images of the WPVH herbarium specimens. Additional photos of the live plants in situ, descriptive information and links to further information are available at the WPHV website, which can be accessed at here.
Acknowledgements: Support for curation of the Wilsons Promontory Virtual Herbarium has come from The Russell and Mab Grimwade Miegunyah Fund.
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