University of Gothenburg (GB)

Originally dating back to 1778 as part of a "Naturalie Cabinett" belonging to the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Göteborg. Transferred in 1833 to the Natural History Museum in Göteborg. Reorganized as Herbarium of the Göteborg Botanical Garden in 1929. Transferred to Göteborg University in 1962. The vascular plant collection is dominant and comprises about 750,000 specimens, while the other 250,000 specimens are mosses, algae, fungi, lichens and slime fungi. Among the non-vascular plant collections, the mushroom collection is the largest and comprises about 100,000 specimens. This mainly consists of base fungi from Northern Europe, a large part of which are wood-degrading crust and bracket fungi. The herbarium also has collections of Psathyrellaceae, Hygrophoraceae, Lycoperdaceae, Inocybeaceae, Russulales and Boletales. Assignments of coordinates to many localities are primarily generated through Sweden's Virtual Herbarium workflow (, which includes transformations from Swedish coordinate systems as well as coordinates for centroids representing geographic or political units.
Director: Claes Persson,
Curator: Ellen Larsson
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 April 2021
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 117,684 specimen records
  • 2 (0%) georeferenced
  • 112,631 (96%) identified to species
  • 349 families
  • 1,648 genera
  • 7,902 species
  • 7,902 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics