University of Melbourne Herbarium

The University of Melbourne Herbarium was established in the School of Botany in 1926 with a donation of plant specimens by the Rev. Herman Montague Rucker Rupp, a former student of Trinity College at the University.


Today the collection totals approximately 100,000 specimens and is still growing. All major plant groups are represented, including fungi, mosses, liverworts, lichens, algae, ferns, gymnosperms and flowering plants. The main emphasis is the Victorian flora, although for some plant groups interstate and overseas specimens are included to adequately cover the range of variation within the group.