Please note: AVH will be unavailable from 9 am AEDT on Saturday 22nd November to 6 pm AEDT on Sunday 23rd November due to a major hardware upgrade at the data centre that houses many of the ALA's components.

Welcome to Australia’s Virtual Herbarium (AVH).

AVH provides access to information obtained from the collections held in Australian herbaria.

Australia’s herbaria house over seven million plant, algae and fungi specimens. The collecting data stored with these specimens provides the most complete picture of the distribution of Australia’s flora to date.

From this site you can search, map, download and analyse records from the databases of the major herbaria in Australia.

Participating organisations