This week, the revamped AVH was released. Same acronym, but new name: it is now called the “Australasian Virtual Herbarium“. The web-portal encompasses data from all New Zealand and Australian herbaria, i.e. over 8 million specimen records are available through the web-site.

In addition, the advanced search option has been up-graded and new special filters and facets have been added. Other improvements have been implemented, as well, for example in the downloads.

“The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH) is an online resource that provides dynamic access to the wealth of plant specimen data held by Australian and New Zealand herbaria. The AVH is a collaborative project developed under the auspices of the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH).”