A herbarium is a museum of preserved plants that are used for botanical research. Each herbarium specimen is made up of a dried plant, mounted on archival paper, and affixed with a label providing descriptive data. Herbaria across the globe provide a permanent record of the diversity of the Earth's flora.


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    The BRIT Herbarium

    The BRIT herbarium is open for public use by appointment, from 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Friday. Please contact us beforehand to make sure someone will be available to orient you and assist you if necessary. BRIT is closed on most national holidays. Policies for Use of the Herbarium.

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    Acquisitions, Loans, & Exchanges

    The BRIT Herbarium grows through the active exchange of plant material with other institutions, the acquisition of orphaned or donated herbaria, and more.


    Digitization Activities

    The BRIT herbarium is in the process of imaging key specimens at high resolution, and converting textual and graphical elements on a sheet into a digital format that can more easily lend itself to data analysis and more


    Plant Collection and Preservation

    Plant collections should be made in such a manner as to increase their longevity as preserved herbarium specimens, as well as optimize their usefulness for future more.


    Research Emphasizing the Collections

    The herbarium provides a source of primary material and specimens are cited in many publications to serve as evidence for scientific more.


    Herbarium Collections Inventory

    Curious to know what's in our herbarium? View the results of our 11-month specimen inventory project!



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