NL-Botany - Naturalis Biodiversity Center (NL) - Botany

NBC - Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Department of Botany
PO Box 9517;
NL-2300 RA;
Zuid Holland
Leiden - South Holland - Netherlands

This database contains specimen records from the former herbarium of Leiden University within the botanical collection of Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden, Netherlands). The Department of Botany houses the National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN) which consists of herbarium collections of the universities of Leiden, Wageningen and Utrecht. In 2010 the collection of the University of Amsterdam also moved to Naturalis.The focal areas of the collection are Southeast Asia, tropical America, tropical Africa and the Netherlands. The former herbarium of Leiden University (acronym: L) contains about 4 million specimens and has extensive collections from Southeast Asia, especially from Indonesia and New Guinea, but it also holds a large collection of palearctic plants, and is the principle herbarium for Dutch plants. As the oldest Dutch herbarium, it also contains several historic collections. speciesLink is only integrating data that occur in Brazil and its neighboring countries.

Online since: 29/01/2020
Last update: 25/06/2024

Number of records

Total: 377,222
Online: 416,964
Georeferenced: 130,144
(by municipality: 0)
With images: 368,926

Conditions for using the data

CC0 1.0 Universal

How to cite

Creuwels J (2020). Naturalis Biodiversity Center (NL) - Botany accessed via speciesLink on year/month/day.


Christel Schollaardt
Jeroen Creuwels