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Since 2000, I have collected over 1,800 plant specimens in Australia and the USA. A large portion of these are housed in my personal herbarium at home, while others have been deposited in the following herbaria:
Australian National Herbarium – Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia Several specimens collected during doctoral research
Claude E. Phillips Herbarium – State University of Delaware, USA
Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW. I was commissioned to collect medicinal plant specimens from the USA.
Maryland University of Integrative Health, USA. I created a small herbarium for medicinal plants there during my 7 years there as full-time faculty member.
Terry Tame Herbarium, Hunter Region Botanical Gardens, NSW. I spent close to 3 years as volunteer and licenced plant collector there, depositing over 200 specimens.
New South Wales Herbarium, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney. They assisted me to identify some specimens, and chose to keep a number of them
Queensland Herbarium, Brisbane. I worked there as a digitizing officer for a year, and to date 2 specimens have been deposited.
Currently I am collecting specimens relating to three ongoing projects:
Wolston Creek Reserve, on the western outskirts of Brisbane, where I am conducting a flora survey and updating previous surveys.
Backyard Pharmacy. At my current home in Middle Park, Brisbane, I have recorded over 50 specimens, mostly weeds. These are the basis for my article in the IPHA newsletter, to be published on this site also.
Woodfordia, home of the Woodford Folk Festival. Over 100,000 native trees have been planted on what was a run-down dairy farm, I am helping to document the site where a Threatened Flora Conservation and Resilience Project is underway.
The following slide show contains a sample of specimens collected at Woodfordia. These were expertly mounted by my partner Kathleen Bennett.
USA Collection at Southern Cross University Medicinal Plant Herbarium.
AP279 Actaea racemosa – black cohosh
AP41 Albizia julibrissin – Albizia
AP257 Aletris farinosa – true unicorn root
AP45, Asclepias tuberosa – pleuresy root
AP280. Asclepias tuberosa – pleuresy root
AP30 Baptisia tinctoria – wild indigo
AP215 Caulophyllum thalictroides – blue cohosh
Chionanthus virginicus – fringe tree
Dioscorea villosa – wild yam
Eupatorium perfoliatum – boneset
AP Hydrastis canadensis – golden seal
AP297 Lobelia inflata – Indian tobacco
AP223 Prunus serotina – wild cherry
AP17 Prunus serotina – wild cherry
AP187 Sanguinaria canadensis – bloodroot
Sanguinaria canadensis – bloodroot
AP221 Viburnum prunifolium – black haw