Department of Natural History

Herbarium BG

Herbarium BG holds collections of vascular plants, mosses, algae, lichens and other fungi. It contains a total of around 535 000 preserved specimens that are the result of nearly 200 years of collecting activities around the world with a special focus on in Western Norway.

Generalherbariet, Jenny Smedmark
Herbarium BG
S. Hjelmtveit

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The herbarium collections provide a geographical documentation of the flora over time and make up an important data bank of biodiversity. The material is available for study by national and international researchers and is used mainly in taxonomic, systematic, phylogenetic and floristic studies.