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Herbarium C. Bauhin

C. Bauhin
Solanum tuberosum
C. Bauhin (1560-1624)
Solanum tuberosum L.

Caspar Bauhin (1560-1624) was a Swiss Botanist and the first professor of Botany at the University of Basel. He described and classified thousands of plants. At his time and as a taxonomist he was a forerunner of Linnaeus. His herbarium is among the oldest preserved herbaria worldwide and was a working basis for the first local flora ever written, the one of the sourrounding of Basel. Included are many vouchers of new plants brought to Europe from the New World, including the first herbaria specimen of a potato.

The specimens are available online in digitized form (3355 vouchers).

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