The Bergius Herbarium
Latest version published by GBIF-Sweden on 07 January 2016 GBIF-Sweden

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


Who created the resource:

Manash Shah
Database Developer
Swedish Museum of Natural History

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Anders Telenius
Node manager
Swedish Museum of Natural History

Who filled in the metadata:

Niklas Wikström
Researcher / Bioinfomatician
The Bergius Foundation, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Who else was associated with the resource:

Niklas Wikström
Researcher / Bioinfomatician
The Bergius Foundation, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
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