SpecimensRoyal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The Orchidaceae are one of the largest families of flowering plants, with around 760 genera globally, 100 of which grow within Australia. Genera within Australia include Pterostylis (greenhoods), Caladenia (spider orchids) and Thelymitra (sun orchids).
Many of our specimens are over 100 years old and provide some of the first records for species in Australia.
We have now digitised all our Australian flowering plant specimens and need your help to unlock the data they hold for use by researchers around the globe.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s extensive Herbarium numbers nearly three million specimens representing half to two thirds of the world's flora. It is considered a leading botanical collection, and every year many researchers from around the world visit to study our specimens.
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