Australian Botanical is a collection of Australia's botanical taxonomic literature published in state, territory and national herbarium journals, made openly accessible and searchable online on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website.
Digitisation and access to these journals is a collaboration between the Australian herbaria and BHL Australia (hosted by Museums Victoria), with funding from the Atlas of Living Australia.
Importantly, the collection includes all issues, from the first publications in the included journals to the most recent. Gathering all this content into a single searchable collection provides an unparalleled opportunity to search across Australia's botanical taxonomic literature, in one place.
Telopea speciosissima (the New South Wales Waratah), from Curtis's Botanical Magazine (1808) Pl. 1128
The collection currently comprises 198 volumes across 10 journal titles, representing 23400+ pages of Australia's botanical taxonomic literature. Click here to browse the collection by title.
Institutions currently contributing to the Australian Botanical Collection include:
Australian National Herbarium
Commonwealth of Australia, Australian National Botanic Gardens
Peruse the full list of titles contributed to the BHL by the Australian National Herbarium
National Herbarium of New South Wales
Royal Botanic Gardens, Domain Trust, Sydney
Peruse the full list of titles contributed to the BHL by the National Herbarium of New South Wales
National Herbarium of Victoria
State Botanical Collection, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
- Botanic Gardens Melbourne (1852-1899) Collection: reports, catalogues, essays, notes and correspondence authored by the Directors of the Botanic Gardens Melbourne (now Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) between 1852 and 1899.
- Ferdinand von Mueller Collection: reports, essays, papers, books, catalogues and correspondence produced by Ferdinand von Mueller: Government Botanist for the Colony of Victoria from 1853; Director of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens (now Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) from 1857 to 1873; and founder of the National Herbarium of Victoria.
Peruse the full list of titles contributed to the BHL by the National Herbarium of Victoria.
Western Australian Herbarium
Peruse the full list of titles contributed to the BHL by the Western Australian Herbarium.