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Herbarium of the Institute of Botany

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

This collection of plants includes about 250'000 specimen and includes vouchers of plants from Switzerland, as well as vouchers of plants collected world-wide. Part of this herbarium is a documentation of the plants occurring in Switzerland, which can be used by students and researchers for comparisons. The collection of the institute documents the research activity of the professors of botany in Basel since the death of Werner de Lachenal. The herbarium includes many type specimens, which document the first description of plant species. (c. 250’000 vouchers).

This herbarium is not yet available in digitized form.

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