Learn about herbaria and the techniques we use to preserve and study plant specimens. A herbarium is a collection of plant samples preserved for long-term study. These collections are diverse, including pressed, dried and mounted plants, seeds, wood sections, pollen, microscope slides, frozen DNA extractions, and fluid-preserved plant specimens (esp. flowers or fruits). The practice of herbarium taxonomy encompasses specialized techniques used to preserve and study the collections stored in a herbarium.
- Herbaria and Herbarium Specimens – What is a herbarium? How is it used?
- Annotation of Herbarium Specimens: Recommendations
- Annotation of Type Specimens: Recommendations
- Literature on herbarium methodologies in the herbarium library catalog
- Florida Plant Collecting: Regulations and Permitting
- Herbarium Management (working draft for course taught in the UF Herbarium)
- PLabel, a free program for generating herbarium labels.
- Preparation of plant specimens for deposit as herbarium vouchers
- Resources and Services Guide for UF Faculty, Staff, Students and Other Researchers – a guide to the collections and services available in the Herbarium.