Herbarium details: Herbarium, Unitech
School of Natural Sciences
+64 9 815 4321 ext 7208
Building 23, off Carrington Rd , Mt Albert, Auckland
The herbarium is part of, and administered by, the School of Natural Sciences at Unitec
To provide reference material for teaching in resource and environmental management, horticulture and landscape programmes. To support research in these areas.
Scope of Collections
Cultivated and adventive plants with a particular focus on amenity plants, named cultivars, crop plants and weeds. The indigenous flora is also collected with particular emphasis on the Auckland region. Lichens are a focus, with collections mainly from the upper North Island.
Number of Collections
Estimated breakdown of the known number of specimens:
93% databased using Filemaker Pro.
No historic collections or type specimens are held at this herbarium.
Major collectors represented in the herbarium are: D. J. Blanchon, C. Ferkins, L. Haines, C. Lockett, J. Margetts, J. Nicholson and S. Wake.
Seeds samples c. 120, some plant fossils, reference collection of spores of the New Zealand ferns and fern allies (M. F. Large).
Staff and Research
Herbarium Curator: Carol Lockett (Lichens)
Herbarium Keeper: Dr Dan Blanchon (Iridaceae, lichens)
Database Manager: Mel Galbraith
Dr Dan Blanchon (Libertia, Ramalina, Usnea)
Dr Mark Large (ferns, palynology, biogeography)
Rick Kooperberg (lichens)
Brian Quinn (Carnivorous plants, lichens)
Jan Weaver (Libertia)
Carol Lockett (lichens of Tiritiri Matangi island)