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The grass herbarium of General William Munro (1818–1880)

…Gunn, some of which ended up in Munro’s herbarium. The Munro herbarium is this now scattered between CAL, E, GH and W. Unsupported repository item type: Herbarium Specimen Scan  …

The Collectors of the Wallich (or East India Company) Herbarium

…since 1913, is known not by its official title of the ‘Herbarium of the Honorable East India Company’, but as the ‘Wallich Herbarium’ (‘the Herbarium’ hereafter; its acronym ‘K-W’), in…

The Collectors of the Wallich (or East India Company) Herbarium. Part III

…who, at this stage in their lives, can be called horticulturists. After the Collectors and medics, these contributed the largest number of specimens (255) to the Herbarium, of which by…

The Collectors of the Wallich (or East India Company) Herbarium. Part II

By Henry Noltie & Mark Watson (continued from Part I) The Surgeons (and a Vet) Perhaps unsurprisingly the second largest number of specimens in the Herbarium came from members of…

William Roxburgh’s herbarium specimens at RBGE

For many years I have been aware that in the herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (E) is more than one set of specimens collected in South India by…

Inspired by Seaweeds from the Herbarium

On Friday 15 March 2019, the RBGE Herbarium and Edinburgh Shoreline Project joined forces for a half-day mixed media workshop inspired by algae specimens in the RBGE Herbarium. The morning…

The Collectors of the Wallich (or East India Company) Herbarium. Part IV

…many aspects of Indian culture and natural history. Nine such officers, collectively, are responsible for a total of 110 specimens in the Herbarium. As with the other groups of contributors…

Trinity College Dublin and the Wallichian distribution of the East India Company’s Herbarium

The official establishment of the Herbarium at Trinity College Dublin is taken as 1840, with the appointment of Thomas Coulter (1793–1843) as the first Keeper and the incorporation of his…

Herbarium Recuration & Increasing the Resolution of South Asia

A herbarium is a collection of preserved plants (known as specimens) stored, catalogued and arranged systematically. The specimens that are stored in the herbarium are a working reference collection used…

My first taxonomic revision – experiences from the Edinburgh herbarium – by Julia Wellsow

…a herbarium sheet at Edinburgh herbarium. The specimen is also available online at Edinburgh herbarium E00930974 Things needed to mount herbarium specimens: cardboard sheets, acid free glue, needle and thread,…

Using Herbarium Specimens to Understand Patterns of Plant Diversity

…what can we do do with herbarium data. One such method is Species Distribution Modelling. Here, we take all of the herbarium records for a single species and examine the…

Erophila verna on a black ground: a miniature painting in the Lightfoot Herbarium at Kew

…the herbarium of the Rev John Lightfoot (1735–1788), author of Flora Scotica, and chaplain-naturalist to the Duchess of Portland. In 1788, following the cleric-naturalist’s death his herbarium had been purchased…

Harvesting Collections for Social Benefit: Hidden Stories at the Herbarium of RBGE

…Why Herbarium Collections? Herbarium Collections – a collections of plant specimens and associated data used for scientific study and for species definitions – tell stories of a particular time and…

Backhouse specimens in the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Backhouse family is more widely known for their nursery based in the north of England. However, several members of the family also collected herbarium specimens which are now held…

RBGE publication: Guide to Collecting Herbarium Specimens in the Field

…in herbaria (collections of preserved plant specimens for scientific study). Some of the methods for collecting herbarium specimens are similar to those developed centuries ago, but there are also new…

Herbarium-inspired poetry

…think of the Herbarium as a source of inspiration for poetry. I find Anna’s poetry truly wondrous and captivating, all the more so having witnessed her enthusiasm when I introduced…

Capturing Genes from Herbaria. XI. Some metagenomics of a herbarium specimen

…Mi-Seq sequencing. Fig. 2. Tapestation trace for Inga umbellifera DNA from Mathews’ 1835 herbarium sheet We analysed the sequence data from the Tru-Seq and NEB-Next libraries separately, as our study…

A sculptural take on our Herbarium collection

…Niven ’s work at www.bobbyniven.com Artists wishing to visit the Herbarium collection or the Library & Archives at RBGE, please email herbarium@rbge.org.uk and library@rbge.org.uk respectively. Written by Lesley Scott.  …

Visit by Dr Alexander Demidov & Ms Svetlana Potapova to the RBGE Herbarium March 2017

…on Thursday 9th March 2017 for a tour of the herbarium and an insight into the RBGE herbarium digitisation program. Dr Alexander Demidov being shown Herbarium digitisation at RBGE (E)…

When were the type specimens in the herbarium at RBGE collected?

…the type specimens in the herbarium at RBGE collected? Where the types in the herbarium at RBGE were collected Who collected the type specimens in the herbarium at RBGE  …