[Taxacom] oldest complete angiosperm herbarium specimen

Fred Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Fri Apr 1 09:59:00 CDT 2016


On 4/1/2016 2:37 AM, Gerard Thijsse wrote:
> 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

* I trust that the thrust of this inquiry is to have some sort of global 
botanical/museological celebration when the oldest specimen has been 
preserved for 500 years?

fred.
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