Herbarium details: National Forestry Herbarium (NZFRI)
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49 Sala Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand
Founded in 1945 as the Forest Experiment Station Herbarium.
Crown Research Institute
The National Forestry Herbarium provides information on the identity, taxonomy and ecology of woody plants in New Zealand, especially those significant to forestry. It also has a regional role specialising in the indigenous and adventive flora of the Bay of Plenty and central North Island, New Zealand.
Scope of Collections
The focus is on vascular plants of native and exotic forests, and there are extensive collections of conifers, eucalypts and other plantation species, including specimens of forest trees from Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and Mexico. There is a significant component from other vegetation types as well, particularly from the central North Island, and an increasing number of ornamental trees and shrubs.
Number of Collections
Estimated breakdown of the known number of specimens:
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All accessions are recorded on the National Forest Herbarium Database, a MS SQL database with a MS Access interface.
Mexican pines collected by H. V. Hinds & E. Larsen; Australian eucalypts collected by M. D. Wilcox; C. E. Ecroyd
A wood sample collection of approximately 8,500 specimens, which includes duplicates from Peru and Mexico (L. Williams), Brazil (Krukoff), Ecuador (M. Acosta–Solis), and U.S.A. (H. H. Smith). Contact: Lloyd Donaldson
Staff and Research
Herbarium Curator: Matt H. Buys firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Curator: Elizabeth Miller email@example.com