Herbarium of Algae – University of Copenhagen

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The Herbarium of Algae

Curator: Nina Lundholm

The herbarium includes ca. 170,000 specimens of algae of all algal groups from all over the world. It holds the largest collection of Danish algae, and has large collections from Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, the Canary Islands, the Virgin Islands and Scandinavia. Most of the type-specimens have been registered and included in the type-database. The Faroe algae have been digitalised and the records can be found in a database.

The most important collections of the following phycologists are found in the herbarium:
N. Hofman Bang
F. Børgesen
T. Christensen
N. Foged
S. Lund
H.C. Lyngbye
L. K. Rosenvinge
E. Østrup
P. Boye Petersen
G. Nygård
S. Olsen

Important exsiccata in the herbarium:
Algae Scandinavicae Exsiccatae (Areschoug)
Phycotheca Boreali-Americana (fasc. A-E)
Algue marines du Finistères
Algarum aquae dulcis Germanicarum
Algue de la Guadeloupe
Algen Sachsens
Algen Europas (partly)
Algae aqua dulcis Exsiccatae