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Identification Service

In addition to the Public Reference Collection, the ATH offers a plant identification service. A fee may be levied for this service. An Identification Request Form can be downloaded here or obtained from the receptionist. A completed form must be left with the specimen(s) to be identified.

Schedule of charges:




Plant identification service


Ad hoc plant identification services for non-commercial enquiries by members of the general public and amateur organizations. Up to 6 specimens per individual per year after which commercial fees apply

Commercial Plant identification service

$90.00 per hour (standard charge)

$45.00 per hour (reduced rate)

Plant identification services. The standard charge applies to plant identification services for commercial enquiries.

Reduced rate applies when quality, desirable specimens are given to the ATH; where specimens were collected as part of a collaborative project with the ATH; or otherwise at the discretion of the Director. Fees may be waived entirely in special circumstances at the discretion of the Director.