Systematics Collections Data


In 1998 the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology accorded the Allan Herbarium (CHR), the International Collection of Micro-organisms from Plants (ICMP), the National New Zealand Flax Collection (FLAX), the New Zealand Arthropod Collection (NZAC) and the New Zealand Fungal and Plant Disease Collection (PDD) the status of Nationally Significant Collections and Databases. Upkeep and maintenance is supported by Core funding for Crown Research Institutes from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Science and Innovation Group (MBIE).

Additional funding for the digitisation of specimen records has been provided by the:

  • TFBIS (Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System) Programme, Department of Conservation
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade