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Australia’s Virtual Herbarium
Title: Australia’s Virtual Herbarium
Title abbreviated: AVH
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Publisher: Australian National Herbarium
Abstract: Australia's Virtual Herbarium (AVH) is an online resource that provides immediate access to the wealth of plant specimen data held by Australian herbaria. AVH is a collaborative project of the Commonwealth, state and territory herbaria, under the auspices of the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH). Herbarium specimens are accompanied by information on where and when they were collected, by whom, their current identification, and information on habitat and associated species. So far, over 80 per cent of the specimens housed in Australian herbaria have been databased. This data forms a valuable resource for a wide range of stakeholders. The combined specimen data from each herbarium's collection provides the most complete picture of the distribution of Australia's flora to date. AVH is a dynamic resource. New specimen records are added as herbaria continue to database their ever-growing collections, and existing records are updated to reflect name changes and data validation work. [Information of the supplier, modified]
Table of contents: Query AVH / About AVH / Partners / Sponsors / Credits.
Subject: Museums, collections, exhibits (580.74);
Treatments of plants by specific continents, countries, localities (581.9)
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Spatial coverage: Australia
Audience: Beginner; Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website; database
Resource type: Factual databases;
Discipline based websites
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2011-08-17
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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