The Ericaceae is a widespread family with a nearly global distribution. It is commonly known as the heath or heather family and contains several economically important members such as Cranberry and Blueberry. Iconic genera from Australia include Leucopogon and Epacris.
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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On this map you'll find all the location of transcribed records of the Ericaceae of Australia expedition