A herbarium is a natural history collection likened to a plant library of pressed and dried plants.

Te Pā Whakahaumia o Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato

University of Waikato Herbarium

Established in 1972, our internationally recognized herbarium contains a collection maintained to document the flora of New Zealand; to provide material for systematic, biodiversity, biosecurity and ecological research. Waikato Herbarium (WAIK) operates a loan and exchange programme that sends and receives herbarium specimens to other recognized herbaria in New Zealand and internationally.

Services Provided

  • Interloaning of specimens between Waikato and other herbarium
  • Species identification
  • Facility tours
  • Repository for voucher specimens