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Plant Identification

The Herbarium provides plant identification services for which a charge is usually made. Our staff can inspect living and dead plant material and establish likely identity based on experience and comparison with our extensive herbarium collection.

We have conducted identification of plant fragments found as food contaminants, identification of species where land is to be developed and the analysis of plant fragments for forensic analysis.

Please contact the Deputy Curator, Mrs S. E. Mott for further details.

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