The whole collection of types from Australia & Oceania comprises nearly 1700 specimens, distributed among almost 1600 species, 549 genera and 148 families. Most of the types are from species collected in Australia (815 types). The region with the greatest number of type specimens among our type collections from Australia & Oceania is Pacific Islands with almost 400 types, followed by New Caledonia (nearly 250 types), and Hawaii with almost a two hundred type specimens.
Number of type specimens per country of origin from Australia & Oceania.
The most representative families (in number of type specimens) among type collections from Australia & Oceania are Fabaceae (115 types), Myrtaceae (110), Proteaceae (90), Asteraceae and Ericaceae (85 types each), and Thymelaeaceae (65).
Number of type specimens per family from Australia & Oceania. Only the ten families with the highest number of specimens are shown.
The genera with greatest number of type specimens among the collections from Australia & Oceania are Acacia (35 types), Wikstroemia (35), followed by Grevillea and Leucopogon, 30 type specimens each.
Number of type specimens per genera from the type collections of Australia & Oceania . Only the ten genera with the highest number of specimens are shown.
It is interesting to note that among the type collections from this continent the species are less concentrate in a few genera just like it is for almost all the other continents type collections in S. The ten genera with highest number of type specimens are shown in the figure. There are more than a hundred different collectors that have collected in Australia & Oceania among our type collections. The collector with the largest amount of specimens among our type collections is Johann August Preiss with almost 400 type specimens mainly collected in Western Australia. Another representative collectors from Australia & Oceania among our collections are Albert Charles Smith with more than 250 types collected mostly in Fiji; Franz Sieber with almost 130 types collected specially during the first half of eighteenth century in Australia; Robert Brown with almost 120 types also collected in the beginning of eighteenth
century in Australia; Rudolf Schlechter with more than a hundred types from New Caledonia, collected among the years 1902 and 1903.
Number of type specimens fromfrom Australia & Oceania per collector. Only collectors with more than 40 types are shown.