RFA - Herbário do Departamento de Botânica, Instituto de Biologia

UFRJ - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Departamento de Botânica
Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil
herbario@biologia.ufrj.br


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: 02/07/2021

Number of records

Total: 42,928
Online: 42,148
Georeferenced: 8,754
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

it is prohibited to use the data for commercial purposes. Data source citation is necessary to use.

How to cite

Herbário do Departamento de Botânica, Instituto de Biologia, RFA

Contacts

Diretor ou chefe de dept.:
Diretor Sergio Bonecker
biologia@biologia.ufrj.br
Curador:
Lana da Silva Sylvestre
sylvestrelana@gmail.com
Curador:
Rosana Conrado Lopes
rosana@biologia.ufrj.br
Biólogo responsável:
Carla Y G. Manão
carlaygm@gmail.com
Biólogo responsável:
Diego Edon
diego.edon90@gmail.com
Biólogo responsável:
Erika von Sohsten Medeiros
esohsten@gmail.com
Biólogo responsável:
Jorginaldo Willian de Oliveira
jwoliveira@gmail.com
Biólogo responsável:
Valeria Ferrão Paiva
valferrao@hotmail.com