University of Aberdeen, Herbarium

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The Herbarium is an internationally important collection. It contains approximately 120,000 specimens and consists of material that is worldwide in scope, with the British and South-East Asian collections forming the core of the collection. The collection has been brought together by a number of past professors, including James Trail, William MacGillivray and W.G. Craib. The oldest specimen in the Herbarium is of Gentiana campestris dating from 1772.
The specimens are catalogued according to Dandy(British) and Bentham and Hooker (all other material) and are grouped geographically and include mosses, lichen and algaes.
Displays from the permanent collection in the Zoology Museum, King's College Mon - Fri 9am -5pm (except public holidays).

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Collection details

Natural Sciences

University of Aberdeen, Herbarium
Department of Plant and Soil Science
Cruickshank Building
St Machar Drive
King's College
AB24 3UU




01224 272705


01224 272703

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