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About the herbarium

The Queensland Herbarium is the centre for research and information on Queensland ecosystems, plants, fungi and algae.

The Queensland Herbarium building at Toowong houses the state’s plant specimen collection of more than 830,000 specimens, representing Queensland’s native and naturalised plant species and 150 years of species discovery.

Queensland’s ecosystems have been surveyed, mapped and classified into 1386 regional ecosystems across the state, and are the subject of ecological research, condition assessment and monitoring.

Understanding the roles provided by vegetation and wildlife helps us identify and manage Queensland's natural environment now and for future generations.

We also provide a plant identification and information service to the public.

Visitor information

The Herbarium is located at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 6km west of Brisbane city. Opening hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact us if you are a scientist who would like to visit the centre.

Public reference centre

If you’re a student or a member of the public, you can use our public reference centre to identify your own plant specimens.

The centre has microscopes, identification guides and reference specimens.

Contact us

  • Queensland Herbarium
    Brisbane Botanic Gardens
    Mount Coot-tha
    Mt Coot-tha Road
    Toowong Qld 4066
  • Ph: (07) 3896 9326
  • Fax: (07) 3896 9624
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Last updated
20 January 2014

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