Our response to COVID-19

Sorry, your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

Microsoft no longer supports Internet Explorer. Please download their replacement Edge or another modern browser such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox. This site will not be fully functional using Internet Explorer.

Topics > Science > Science & research > State Herbarium > Resources

Australia's Virtual Herbarium

Australia's Virtual Herbarium (AVH) links databases relating to millions of specimens in Australia's major herbaria. It is the only online database depicting plant distributions for an entire continent.

The AVH arose from the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria's advisory committee HISCOM and its preceding working groups in the late 1980s. The first prototype was developed as part of the eFloraSA project in 1997-98 in a close collaboration between the State Herbarium and the Computing Sciences Department, University of Adelaide (now a partner in eResearch SA).

Access Australia's Virtual Herbarium.