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Orchid herbarium J. Renz

Ophrys (lips of diverse species)
Jany Renz
Ophrys (lips of diverse species)
Jany Renz (1907-1999)

Dr. Jany Renz (1907-1999) was a chemist, chief officer of pharmaceutical research at Sandoz AG in Basel, and a passionate disciple of orchids and their biology. Renz created a magnificant collection of orchids, including may type specimen of european orchid species, which he mostly had described himself. The orchid herbarium and the associated library have an international reputation.

The specimens are available online in digitized form (28'331 vouchers). Search the database

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