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Herbarium HAL


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This herbarium was founded in 1812 by the purchase of the collections of the famous botanist C. Schkuhr. D.F.L. v. Schlechtendal had been Professor of Botany and Director of the Botanical Garden at Halle (Saale) between 1833 and 1866. His influence on the development of our herbarium was enormously important. In 1866, after his death, his herbarium encompassed an arranged part of about 70.000 specimens and numerous additional non-arranged collections. One year later, his herbarium was purchased by the University Halle. It represents the historic basis of HAL. HAL comprises about 600.000 specimens of higher and lower plants as well as fungi from all parts of the world, with a special focus on Europe, Australia, South Africa and Central to South America. HAL is composed of a general herbarium of higher plants (worldwide), a local herbarium (Hercynian area, ca. 35.000 sheets), some separate special collections (e.g. plants of Mongolia) and various collections of cryptogamic plants (algae and mosses), fungi and lichens.
Loan requests have to be sent to the curator of the herbarium (only for insitutions, e.g. herbaria, institutes, museums). Scans of particular specimens can be prepared and sent on request.

Particular lists of types according to taxonomic groups

Cryptogamic plants and fungi:

Bryophyta Fungi Lichenes Pteridophyta Gymnospermae


Annonaceae Apiaceae Apocynaceae Asclepiadaceae Brassicaceae Gentianaceae Loganiaceae Menyanthaceae Myrtaceae Ranunculaceae


BRAUN, U. (1994): Das Herbarium. S. 295-302. In R.-T. SPELER (Hrsg.): 300 Jahre Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 1894-1994, Schätze aus den Sammlungen und Kabinetten. Stadt Karlsruhe, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. WERNER, K. (1988): Zur Geschichte des Herbariums der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg nebst Anmerkungen zu einigen Sammlungen. Hercynia N.F. 25(1): 11-26.