SpecimensRoyal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The Labiatae (or Lamiaceae) is a large family with over 200 genera and approximately 7,000 species, with a global distribution. There are many species of economic importance including Basil, Mint, Thyme, Lavender and Oregano. In Australia common genera include Prostanthera and Westringia.
Many of our specimens are over 100 years old and provide some of the first records for species in Australia.
We have now digitised all our Australian flowering plant specimens and need your help to unlock the data they hold for use by researchers around the globe
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s extensive Herbarium numbers nearly three million specimens representing half to two thirds of the world's flora. It is considered a leading botanical collection,
and every year many researchers from around the world visit to study our specimens.
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