R-Bryophyta - Herbário do Museu Nacional - Coleção de Briófitas

UFRJ - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
MN - Museu Nacional
Departamento de Botânica
R Collection
Museu Nacional - Departamento de Botânica;
Horto Botânico - Quinta da Boa Vista, s.n., Bairro Imperial de São Cristovão
Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil

The Herbarium of the National Museum (R) of the Department of Botany of the National Museum (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) was founded in 1831, being the first herbarium in Brazil and one of the largest in Latin America. The herbarium gathers a total of approximately 500,000 specimens. The Bryophyta (R-Bryophyta) collection includes material collected by many foreign naturalists, mainly during the 19th century, covering different biomes from Brazil and abroad (eg, E. Ule, P. Dusén, P. von Luetzelburg, A. Sehnem, J. Vattimo, AC Brade, Hattori). The R-Bryophya collection consists of approximately 5711 (1% of the general collection) specimens distributed in Moss (4488) and Liverwort (1223), including 254 Typi. The collection is organized in compacting cabinets and in alphabetical order and is in good condition. Currently, the material is in the process of informatization. It is an active and continuously growing collection.

Online since: 14/03/2016
Last update: 29/05/2024

Number of records

Total: 5,742
Online: 5,742
Georeferenced: 142
(by municipality: 2,100)
With images: 1,476

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Herbário do Museu Nacional - Centro de referência da biodiversidade brasileira


Director or head of department:
Cláudia Barbieri Ferreira Mendonça
Substitute curator:
Vera Lúcia Campos Martins