Bavarian State Collection for Botany

The Botanische Staatssammlung München is part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns – SNSB). It offers research facilities and expert advice on plants and fungi based on a collection of 3.4 million herbarium specimens.

Munich Herbarium

The Botanische Staatssammlung München is part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns – SNSB). It offers research facilities and expert advice on plants and fungi based on a collection of 3.4 million herbarium specimens...

Munich Herbarium

The Botanische Staatssammlung München is part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns – SNSB). It offers research facilities and expert advice on plants and fungi based on a collection of 3.4 million herbarium specimens.

Bavarian State Collection for Botany

The Botanische Staatssammlung München is part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns – SNSB). It offers research facilities and expert advice on plants and fungi based on a collection of 3.4 million herbarium specimens...

Bavarian State Collection for Botany

The Bavarian State Collection for Botany (Botanische Staatssammlung München) is part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections (SNSB). It offers research facilities and expert advice on plants and fungi based on a collection of 3.4 million herbarium specimens. These specimens represent the holdings of two intercalated herbaria, that of the Botanische Staatssammlung (acronym M) with 3.2 million and that of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (MSB) with 200,000 specimens. The SNSB IT Center is located in the Botanische Staatssammlung and acts as a central institutional data repository for the Bavarian Natural History Collections (SNSB).

Our research focuses on flowering plants from Europe, South-East Asia, and South America and on fungi, lichens, and algae worldwide with a number of national and international projects. Research products include taxonomic revisions, floristic projects, vegetation surveys, molecular phylogenetics, and biodiversity informatics. The Botanische Staatssammlung is an active member of the international network of herbaria, and each year we send on loan more than 5,000 specimens.

The Botanische Staatssammlung München is linked to the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität through research and teaching and through its director, Gudrun Kadereit, who is on the Faculty of Biology, Section Systematics, Biodiversity & Evolution of Plants. It is also linked to the Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg on whose ground the herbarium building is located and to the Bayerische Botanische Gesellschaft (Bavarian Botanical Society) whose library and herbarium we are hosting.

Visiting

The library and herbarium of the Bavarian State Collection for Botany are open again by appointment. Please note the 2G rule: Only vaccinated and recovered persons have personal access. Wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory.

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