[Taxacom] oldest complete angiosperm herbarium specimen

Gerard Thijsse gerard.thijsse at naturalis.nl
Fri Apr 1 01:37:53 CDT 2016

The oldest herbaria (with complete specimens) are of Italian origin. The
two earliest still extant are the herbarium of Michele Merini in Firenze
(FI) and the so-called 'En Tibi' herbarium of Naturalis Biodiversity Center
in Leiden. Both dating from the 1540s. Other 16th C  herbaria are that of
Ulisse Aldrovandi in Bologna, Felix Platter in Bern and that of Girault in
Paris (P). The latter three available on internet

Gerard Thijsse
Senior collection manager
Tel: 071-7517227

mail adress: P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA  Leiden, The Netherlands
visiting adress: Harteveltweg 7 - 2314 XP Leiden

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