Search the RBGE herbarium catalogue

currently 31% of the total herbarium collection is data based. Search the RBGE British herbarium catalogue
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Enter the details of the specimens you are trying to locate in the appropriate fields and click "Search Catalogue".

Searching by collector

When running a search for records based on collector or expedition name the underlying database uses a 'free text index' which results in slightly different behaviour to the other fields. A free text index breaks down both the indexed values and any search terms run against it into individual words and then runs a search of the collectors field in the following manner: N.B. Searches of the collector index are order insensitive. ie. A search for Charles Darwin and a search for Darwin Charles will return the same result.

Nagoya Protocol Compliance

Please note that from 12th October 2014 plant material requested from RBGE may be subject to Prior Informed Consent from the country of origin. Any permissions and conditions of use will be advised before release and if there are any restrictions it will not be made available.