Department of Natural History

Vascular Plant Herbarium

The Nordic Vascular Plant Herbarium includes around 215 000 specimens from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Svalbard, Jan Mayen and Bear Island.

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J. Smedmark

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A majority of the material comes from Western Norway, and important collectors are, for example, T. Lillefosse and J. Naustdal. There is also a sizable collection from mountain areas of Southern Norway collected by  R. Nordhagen and others. For nearly the entire Nordic Herbarium, specimen data is digitally available, in most cases also with photos, albeit of medium quality. Taxa that remain to be databased are parts of Hieracium and Rosa..