Auckland Museum Botany Collection

Latest version published by Auckland War Memorial Museum on 26 September 2023 Auckland War Memorial Museum
Publication date:
26 September 2023
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The botanical collections of the Auckland Museum Herbarium were first established in 1870, about 18 years after the Museum was founded. The Museum's Herbarium holds over 350,000 botanical specimens, including 200,000 angiosperms, 5,000 gymnosperms, 30,000 pteridophytes, 26,000 mosses, 17,600 liverworts, 27,000 algae, 28,600 lichens, and 1,000 timber samples.

Data Records

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Occurrence (core)

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 83ae84cf-88e4-4b5c-80b2-271a15a3e0fc.  Auckland War Memorial Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF New Zealand.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence


Dhahara Ranatunga
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Collection Manager, Botany
Auckland Museum
Brodie Hoare
  • Metadata Provider
Online Collections Data Analyst
Auckland Museum
Adam Moriarty

Geographic Coverage

New Zealand -179.14

Bounding Coordinates South West [-52.052, -172.266], North East [-31.354, 153.984]

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 83ae84cf-88e4-4b5c-80b2-271a15a3e0fc