R-Fanerogamas - Herbário do Museu Nacional

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 colletion is being organized in compactors , in alphabetical order by families. It is registered on Index Herbariorum as R,
and has around 550.000 samples, being 95% of vascular plants. Besides the numbers of the collections, the Herbarium has great historical
importance for having contributors such as Glaziou, Freire Allemão, Brade, Hoehne, Lutz, Riedel, Schwacke, Sellow, and the Emperor Pedro II himself.
In this universe of collected specimens, the collections from Legal Amazon Raiforest, expeditions of Marshall Rondon, Alberto Sampaio, Polo
Noroeste, Alto Xingu, Fernando de Noronha, Restinga de Jurubatiba National Park, among others, deserve to be mentioned. The nomenclatural type
collection holds a total of 5.600 samples, and is part of the Latin-American Plants Initiative (LAPI) project, organized by the Mellon Foundation.

Online since: 11/03/2010
Last update: 23/05/2024

Number of records

Total: 550,000
Online: 71,928
Georeferenced: 4,635
(by municipality: 37,151)
With images: 31,815

Conditions for using the data

The commercialization is forbiden, and it is necessary to cite the source in dissertations, theses and articles.

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Herbário do Museu Nacional - Centro de referência da biodiversidade brasileira


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