Collections and databases
The Herbarium Hamburgense preserves c. 1.8 Mill sheets of dried plants and holds separate bulky specimens and alcohol collections. Type specimens are of particular importance for a stable plant taxonomy and nomenclature and serve as reference vouchers. The herbarium holds a large number of type specimens especially from tropical regions such as Brazil (E. ULE, A. MÖLLER), Bolivia (O. BUCHTIEN), Borneo (H. WINKLER, M.S. CLEMENS), India (D. BRANDIS), Arabia (H. v. WISSMANN & C.A. RATHJENS), Australia and Polynesia (L. PREISS, A. DIETRICH, E. GRAEFFE), and Africa (G. ZENKER, J. MILDBRAED, G.H.W. SCHIMPER, M. DINKLAGE, F. STUHLMANN, K. DINTER, R. SCHLECHTER, J.F. DRÈGE, C.F. ECKLON & C.L.P. ZEYHER). There are aaproximately 40.000 type sheets from all plant groups. Type scans and metadata are made successively available to the internationation taxonomic community using online databases.
The Herbarium Hamburgense is taking over scientifically documented plant collections. We are also offering duplicates for exchance, e.g. Amalie DIETRICH (Queensland), Hans WINKLER (Borneo), Otto BUCHTIEN (Bolivia), Tassilo FEUERER (Bolivia), Charles BOCK (Juan Fernandez), Hans HALLIER f. (Philippines, Caroline Islands), Albert SCHUMACHER (Rhineland).
Return of loan material
Please return loan material to this address:
Herbarium Hamburgense (HBG)
Institute of Plant Science and Microbiology University of Hamburg Ohnhorststrasse 18
For shipments from outside the EU, please provide the following information on customs declaration:
University of Hamburg EORI no.: DE-7349998
HS code for shipped items: 9705 2900 00 0
Description of shipped items: dried, dead plant material from natural history collection for non-commercial, scientific study