Plant Pathology Herbarium
The Plant Pathology Herbarium (HERB-DAR) has about 100,000 specimens of fungi, viruses, nematodes and bacteria of economic importance.
About 2000 type specimens are held and these specimens are loaned on request. The collections were established in 1890 when Nathan Cobb was appointed as the first plant pathologist within the former Department of Agriculture.
The collections are protected under the Agricultural Scientific Collections Trust Act 1983 and ownership is vested in the Scientific Collections Trust.
The entire Plant Pathology Herbarium has been databased.
The collection includes a stunning set of illustrations of plant diseases and disorders painted by artist Margaret Senior.
Loans of material from this collection for genuine scientific purposes can be obtained through writing to the Unit: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: It is a condition for the issue of loans from collections in Australia that holotype specimens of new Australian species be deposited in an Australian institution. Holotypes designated from material on loan from NSW DPI's collections should be returned to these collections. Deposition of paratype or isotype material is subject to negotation with the curators.