Herbarium of the Université Libre de Bruxelles

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The dried plant collection consists of more than 200,000 sheets stored by country or region. In each country, collections are in alphabetical order for species within genera, genera within families, and families within the divisions of Angiosperms, Gymnosperms and ferns. It includes 334 type specimens. All types in our collection have been entered in our herbarium database and a digitalised image is available on Aluka. The majority of the samples originates from Africa and was gathered by our own staff. The best represented countries in the collection are Congo (RDC), Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, São Tomé and Príncipe, Benin, Cameroon and Gabon. Collectors which have contributed substantially to our collection, are: Paul Duvigneaud, Jean Lejoly, Ingrid Parmentier, Bruno Senterre, Tariq Stévart, Vincent Droissart and Gilles Dauby.

Data Records

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 4c05cc60-97a5-11de-b36a-b8a03c50a862.  Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.


Occurrence; Specimen


Pierre Meerts
  • Originator
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Brussels
+32 2650 9167
André Heughebaert
  • User
Node Manager
Belgian Biodiversity Platform
Av. Louise 231 Louizalaan
1050 Brussels
+32(0)2238 3796
Geofrrey Fadeur
  • Point Of Contact
Herbarium ULB
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1050 Brussels
+32 2650 2124
André Heughebaert
  • User
Node Manager
Belgian Biodiversity Platform

Geographic Coverage

Equatorial Guinea

Bounding Coordinates South West [0.89, 9.16], North East [2.38, 11.35]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1931-01-01 / 2006-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 4c05cc60-97a5-11de-b36a-b8a03c50a862