RFA - Herbário do Departamento de Botânica, Instituto de Biologia

UFRJ - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Departamento de Botânica
Rua Professor Rodolpho Paulo Rocco s.n.;
Centro de Ciências da Saúde (Prédio do C.C.S.), Bloco A, Sala A1-66, Ilha do Fundão
Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil

The Herbarium of the Department of Botany of UFRJ had its origin in 1954 in the old course of Natural History of the Faculty of Medicine of Rio de Janeiro, from the collection of the European Flora of the Swiss botanist J. C. Ducommum (1829-1892). The collection was originally created with the purpose of serving as didactic support to the disciplines of Classical Botany, botanic applied to pharmacy, Economic Botany and Landscaping.
It came to appear as a scientific collection in the official list of herbariums in the world (Index Herbariorum) in 1978 with the acronym RFA.
The RFA Herbarium supports teaching, research and extension, maintaining scientific exchange with numerous national and international Herbaria.
In 2006 the computerization system known as BRAHMS (Botanical Research and Herbarium Management System) was implemented.
In 2016 the RFA Herbarium became part of the REFLORA project. All data already included in BRAHMS migrated to the JABOT program.
In 2017 and 2018 we received four new technicians, who are part of the RFA staff. The Herbarium has two Curators (Dr. Rosana C. Lopes and Dr. Lana S. Sylvestre) and five technicians (Jorginaldo W. de Oliveira, Erika v. Sohsten S. Medeiros, Carla Y G. Manão, Diego Edon and Valeria Ferrão Paiva).
Currently, the collection consists of about 42,928 specimens between Phanerogamae and cryptogam representative of Flora of the State of Rio de Janeiro, as well as other Brazilian and European and Latin American countries. All have been computerized and available for consultation. Among the most representative collections are collections by the distinguished botanists G. Hatschbach, A. P. Duarte, P. Occhioni and C. T. Rizzini.

Online since: 03/10/2018
Last update: 04/06/2024

Number of records

Total: 46,729
Online: 44,865
Georeferenced: 10,090
(by municipality: 26,021)
With images: 3,070

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Herbário do Departamento de Botânica, Instituto de Biologia, RFA


Director or head of department:
Diretor Sergio Bonecker
Lana da Silva Sylvestre
Rosana Conrado Lopes
Carla Y G. Manão
Diego Edon
Erika von Sohsten Medeiros
Jorginaldo Willian de Oliveira
Valeria Ferrão Paiva