The Bergius Herbarium

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The Bergius Herbarium is the Bergius Foundations historical collection. It consists mainly of P.J. Bergius own collection with some additions made by the two first Professor Bergiani, O. Swartz and J.E. Wikström. The last accessions were made in 1856. The Bergius Herbarium includes specimens of angiosperms, gymnosperms, algae, bryophytes, fungi and lichens, including some type specimens. Important collectors are C.P. Thunberg, M. Grubb, D. Rolander, P. Osbeck, C.H. Wänman, C.G. Ekeberg, and O. Swartz. There are some 18000 specimens in the Bergius Herbarium, of which about 7200 are included in the dataset.

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Wikström N (2016): The Bergius Herbarium. v1.2. Dataset/Occurrence.


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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: e4c7e3cc-f4f9-49df-be45-e1732014b6b8.  GBIF-Sweden publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Sweden.


Occurrence; Specimen; Historical herbarium; Angiosperms; Type; Specimen; Occurrence


Niklas Wikström
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Botanist/Garden Curator
Bergius Botanic Garden

Geographic Coverage

Specimens mainly from South Africa, West Indies, North America, South America, East Asia, and Europe

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Angiosperms, gymnosperms, lycophytes, algae, bryophytes, fungi and lichen

Kingdom Plantae, Fungi

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1750-1856
Living Time Period 1750-1856

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers e4c7e3cc-f4f9-49df-be45-e1732014b6b8