herbarium2 The herbarium is a reference of collections of pressed plant specimens used to study the ecology and classification of plants. It is the repository of voucher specimens with tangible records of valuable information on the taxonomy, systematics, biochemistry and micro-morphology of plants.

The herbarium opened in 2008 and to date counts more than 400 different specimens carefully collected and curated by specialists with utmost precision. Specimens are arranged systematically in cupboards by taxonomic relationships rather than alphabetical order. All specimens are cross-referenced with ancillary collections like carpological collections of seeds and fruits too large to fit on archival quality paper.

Significant collections include cycads, bryophytes and flowering plant families of Asteraceae, Casuarinaceae, Cyperaceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae, Myrtaceae, Poaceae and Restionaceae. The herbarium also boasts a rich library of botanical literature and collections continue to grow through collaborations, expeditions, gifts, and exchanges with other institutes at home and internationally. As part of the ongoing programme some of our specimens are being catalogued to be made available online. For more information visit the link below