Herbarium details: Lincoln University Herbarium (LINC)

Address:

Bio–Protection and Ecology Division
P O Box 84
Lincoln University
Lincoln 7647
Canterbury
New Zealand

Phone:

+64-3-325-3838 ext. 8147

Fax:

+64-3-325-3844

Links:

Location

Springs Road (near Christchurch) Horticulture Teaching Lab. Room 3.

Background

Foundation

1878

Status

State University. The herbarium is used by staff and students throughout the university (primarily horticulture, ecology, bio–protection and biosecurity, and landscape architecture) and is administered by the Bio–Protection and Ecology Division.

Functions

Primarily used in teaching, and to serve as a repository for voucher specimens and departmental research collections.

 

Scope of Collections

New Zealand, especially South Island, plus introduced exotic species (cultivated and naturalised).

 

Number of Collections

 

Estimated breakdown of the known number of specimens:

Angiosperms 9 000
Gymnosperms 320
Pteridophytes 400
Mosses 240
Liverworts 40
Lichens 80
Algae 50
Total 10 130

Computerisation

All vascular plant vouchers were entered into a Lotus Approach Database by Roy Edwards (Lincoln University horticulturalist and past LINC curator). The database is now in FileMaker and its content is currently being updated and expanded.

Important collections

J.B. Armstrong, J.B. Burrell, J.W. Calder, A.J. Conner, K. Cooper, G.T. Daly, H.P. Donald, J. von Haast, M.A. Hamilton, F.W. Hilgendorf, T. Kirk, L.M. Ritchie, J.A. Veale.

Staff and Research

Herbarium Curator: Jon Sullivan, sullivaj@lincoln.ac.nz, lecturer in ecology (Naturalised plants, Senecio, ecology)
Technician: Sandy Hammond, hammons@lincoln.ac.nz