Collections

Origins of Herbaria

Lucius Ghini

In the 16th century Lucius Ghini, a Paduan Professor, who was a  renowned teacher of Botany, had the brilliant idea of drying plants and sticking them into a book as references for identification instead of the time consuming process of drawing which was used at that time.

What is an Herbarium?  

An herbarium is a collection of dried and stored plant specimens used for identification and reference purposes. Each specimen verifies the existence of an individual plant at a particular place and time. Find out more about the origins of herbaria

Path to regeneration highlighted with new tree walks

Herbarium

UOW will celebrate 40 years of native flora regeneration on its main campus with the launch of two new tree walks.

UOW will celebrate 40 years of native flora regeneration on its main campus with the launch of two new campus tree walks on Tuesday 27 October.

The School of Biological Sciences’ Janet Cosh Herbarium has developed the self-guided campus tree walks, which encompasses 50 species of Eucalypts and rainforest trees that are native to the Illawarra region and provides information on their botanical, historical and cultural significance.

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Flowering Wonderfully

Flowering Wonderfully – The Botanical Legacy of Janet Cosh
For sale at the Janet Cosh Herbarium $29.95

Exhibitions

Janet Cosh’s botanical illustrations and resources have been displayed at UOW and several events in the community.