Department of Natural History

Bryophyte Herbarium

The Bryophyte Herbarium includes approximately 80 000 specimens.

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Polytrichum commune
Hermann Schachner

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A majority of the material has is from Norway, but the herbarium also includes important collections from Bouvet Island and Antarctica by T. Engelskjøn. Other important collectors are E. Jørgensen, B.B.L. Kaalaas, J.J. Havås and T. Lillefosse. So far, around 42 500 specimens have been databased. Among these are the redlisted species of Norway.

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