A growing proportion of our collection has been digitised and is available to the public online.
The University of Melbourne Herbarium Collection Online enables public access to the collection’s digitised content, including specimen collection data and high-resolution images. Specimen data can be searched or browsed, locations can be mapped, and plant features or the collector’s handwriting are visible in the high-resolution images. The Collection Online is the digital key that unlocks the biodiversity held in the herbarium for access by all. Currently around 20% of the collection is digitised.
Wilson's Promontory Virtual Herbarium
An overview of the plants and algae of Wilsons Promontory National Park. Contains photos of live plants in situ, descriptive and ecological information, images of herbarium specimens.
Malcolm Howie Watercolours
Watercolour paintings of Victorian fungi from the 1930s.
Images of specimens collected in the 1930s from Mt Buffalo National Park.
Predominantly horticultural and invasive plant species, originally used for teaching and research at Burnley Horticultural College (now the University of Melbourne's Burnley campus).
From the Murray to the Sea
Herbert Williamson was a man of many talents; a teacher and principal in Victorian schools for 49 years (1875–1925) and a highly regarded botanist who was recognised by his colleagues as an authority on Victorian plants. This exhibition tells the stories behind Williamson’s herbarium specimens.