MPUC - Herbário do Museu da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

PUC - Pontifícia Universidade Católica
PUC-RS - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul;
Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia;
Av. Ipiranga 6681 - prédio 40
Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil

The MPUC Herbarium has 14,700 species recorded, 94% of species are from Brazil, among which 79% from Rio Grande do Sul, 19% from Santa Catarina, and 22% from other states, with representatives from the following formations: Seasonal Semi-Deciduous Forest, Deciduous Forest, Campos de Cima da Serra and areas of ecological tension in Porto Alegre and around. Angiosperm is the group most represented in the collection, followed by Lichenized Fungi (Lichens), Pteridophytes, Algae, Basidiomycetous Fungi, Bryophytes and Gymnosperms.
Part of the specimens compose a historical collection that marks the beginning of the herbarium with specimens collected between 1930 and 1960. In the collection there are representatives of the invaders of irrigated rice of culture in RS, representatives of economic value, and the flora of the Research Center and Nature Conservation Pró-Mata, São Francisco de Paula, RS. The Herbarium also has plants from locations of environmental impacts caused by construction of Hydroelectric Power Plants. In the collection of lichenized fungi, 50% of specimens were collected in areas of environmental impact, especially in RS.
The collection has 4 isotype, 1 paratype and 2 isoparatype.

Online since: 01/03/2012
Last update: 08/08/2023

Number of records

Total: 22,682
Online: 22,849
Georeferenced: 17,211
(by municipality: 4,616)
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

The information on database of the Herbarium of the Museum of Science and Technology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (MCT-PUCRS) should be used strictly for educational, scientific and environmental management, and assigned to the MCT-PUCRS along with the citation of the collection and its associated acronym (MPUC). The MCT-PUCRS aims to maintain and provide the databases of their collections with maximal accuracy, however, gives no warranty regarding the reliability, completeness and updating of the information contained on these bases. The user must check the data before using them for any purpose mentioned above.

How to cite

Herbário do Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia da PUCRS, MPUC


Director or head of department:
Carlos Alberto S. de Lucena