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PERTH The Western Australian Herbarium (1959–present)

  • Acronyms used:
PERTH (Index Herbariorum Code)
  • Location: 17 Dick Perry Avenue, Technology Park, Western Precinct, KENSINGTON WA 6151
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  • Brief History: The Western Australian Museum was established in 1891 (as the Geological Museum), collecting geological, ethnological and biological specimens. In 1897 it became the Western Australian Museum and Art Gallery. In 1959 the botanical collection was transferred to the Western Australian Herbarium, a new and separate institution. [1]

  • Collections

'The Western Australian Herbarium is responsible for the description and documentation of Western Australia's exceptional botanical species diversity. Underpinning this research is a collection of more than 775 000 dried specimens of plants, algae, bryophytes (mosses, liverworts and hornworts), lichens, fungi and slime moulds, obtained from throughout the State.' (WA Herbarium website)

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