The Rutaceae are commonly known as citrus or rue. The family contains many genera that are economically important including oranges, lemons, grapefruit and kumquat. Other members of Rutaceae have medical applications, such as the genus Zanthoxylum, and are used in perfumes (Bornonia megastigma). Common genera found in the Australian flora include Correa, Boronia, Eriostemon and Crowea.
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 Rutaceae of Australia expedition