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Is there a directory of the world’s herbaria?

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What is the oldest herbaria?

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How many herbaria are their in the world?

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How are plant specimens stored and preserved?

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How are plant specimens collected?

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What is a specimen used for?

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What is in herbarium collection?

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What is a herbarium?

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A herbarium is a collection of preserved plants stored, catalogued, and arranged systematically for study by professionals and amateurs from many walks of life. A collection like this is a vital reference when you need to identify a plant and also serves to fix for ever the identity of thousands of plant names.
her·bar·i·um
(h)ərˈbe(ə)rēəm/
noun
noun: herbarium; plural noun: herbaria
  1. a systematically arranged collection of dried plants.
    • a room or building housing a collection of dried plants.
    • a box, cabinet, or other receptacle in which dried plants are kept.