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Plant identification experts

Herbaria services

All Australian states have herbaria that offer plant identification services. In addition, the Australian Tropical Herbarium and the NT Herbarium Alice Springs offer plant identification services for people within their region. The state herbaria would probably prefer that correspondence is sent to a generic email address.

InstitutionPhysical addressEmail
Australian Tropical HerbariumBuilding E2:018 James Cook University,
Cairns Campus, MacGregor Road,
Smithfield Qld 4870
Northern Territory Herbarium - Alice SpringsAlice Springs Desert Park,
Larapinta Drive,
Alice Springs NT 0870
Northern Territory Herbarium - DarwinHerbarium Building,
The Boulevard,
Palmerston NT 0830
Queensland HerbariumQueensland Herbarium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens,
Mount Coot-tha Road,
Toowong Qld 4066
Western Australia HerbariumWA Herbarium,
Attn: Collections Manager Conservation Science Centre,
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions,
17 Dick Perry Avenue,
Kensington WA 6151

Botanists in northern Australia who may be able to assist

NAQS, the Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy, is a program within Biosecurity Operations Division of the (federal) Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Betsy JackesJames Cook University,
Townsville (retired)
Andrew MitchellConsultant in WA
inc Pilbara and Kimberley
Mark GardenerNAQS
Mason CampbellNAQS
Stephen McKennaNAQS
Barbara WaterhouseNAQS