National Botanic Garden of Belgium (BR)

Herbarium Mycologicum

The mycological herbarium of the National Botanic Garden of Belgium houses a large collection of dried specimens. The amount of herbarium specimens is estimated to be more than 130 000 exsiccata. The herbarium is divided in 3 sections following the geographical area : the African Herbarium, the European Herbarium, and the General Herbarium.

The specimens collected in Belgium are included in the Herbarium of Europa. We provide several separate lists extracted from european data for the researchers working on belgian floristic.

Since 1989 the data are recorded in a relational database. Up to now, more than 114 000 specimens are already encoded. All the data relative to each herbarium specimen are noted (taxonomic, geographic, iconographic, publications and other useful informations). The inventorisation of the herbarium specimens is in progress :

From these data, several reports are created to be consulted from our Web Site. These provide checklists of all available taxa in our herbarium. Up to now, only the name of the taxon and the amount of specimens in our collections are displayed. Listings are regularly updated for each group of Fungi. All other informations about our collections may be obtained from the Database Administrator.


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