Already renowned as a leading centre for plant science research, the University of Reading’s Herbarium is now a world resource for botanists after the launch of a new internet website featuring an ever-expanding database of specimens.
The Herbarium, which was founded in 1900, contains 264,500 plant specimens from around the world, with a particular focus on the United Kingdom and Mediterranean countries such as Spain and Morocco.
There are extensive collections of phanerogams, pteridophytes, bryophytes and lichens, and herbaria have been incorporated from the University’s former Department of Agricultural Botany, Southampton University and, most recently, the weed herbarium of Long Ashton Research Station in Bristol.
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