Herbarium of Umeå University (UME)

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Herbarium UME is a public research herbarium encompassing approximately 300 000 specimens of vascular plants, mosses, algae, fungi and lichens from all parts of the world, but mainly from northern Sweden. Herbarium UME is run by the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (EMG) at the University of Umeå, Sweden, and is a member of NAMSA (Co-operation Forum for Swedish Natural History Museums). The herbarium was founded in 1968 at the former Department for Ecological Botany. Originally, most material came from donations and exchange. Since then much material has been added from researchers collections, schools, private collections, inventories, local flora projects etc. The collections are still growing, and we are happy to recieve material from any part of Northern Fennoscandia. The aim of Herbarium UME is to preserve plant collections from northern Sweden, to give active support to the botanical exploration of the region and to encourage a proper documentation of the flora in connection with inventories, flora projects and research work. The dataset currently holds about 50000 bryophytes, 22000 lichens, 15000 fungi, 10000 vascular plants, and some algae. About a third of the collection at the herbarium is currently registered in the database.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 905daf20-04fd-11df-8c28-b8a03c50a862.  Umeå University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Sweden.


Occurrence; Specimen; Northern Sweden; Västerbotten; Occurrence


Nils Ericson
  • Originator
Umeå University
Katarina Stenman
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
Umeå University
Veronika Johansson
  • Point Of Contact
Node Manager
Swedish Museum of Natural History
Manash Shah
Database Developer
Swedish Museum of Natural History

Geographic Coverage

Specimens mainly from northern Sweden, but the herbarium also holds specimens from other parts of the world.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Vascular plants, fungi, bryophytes, lichens, algae

Kingdom Fungi (Fungi), Plantae (Plants)

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period From early 1800 to now ; The herbarium was founded in 1968, and a large part of the collections are from that period and onwards. The herbarium also hold older collections that have been donated to us.

Collection Data

Collection Name Herbarium UME
Collection Identifier Not Applicable
Parent Collection Identifier Not Applicable

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 905daf20-04fd-11df-8c28-b8a03c50a862