Swat University Fungarium (SWAT)

The Swat University Herbarium was started in 2015, five years after the foundation of the University. It is currently in temporary housing on the main Grand Trunk Rd through Odigram but will move to its own building at the Charbagh Campus when construction has been completed. Swat lies at the junction of three major mountain ranges: Himalayas, Hindukush, and Karakorum. It is home to an enormously diverse flora, one that contains Central Asian, European, and Himalayan elements. A high proportion of its taxa are endemic, or nearly endemic, to the region and many of its species are rare. There are also many taxa that are highly valued as medicinal plants. The fungal flora is less well known but it can be expected to have comparable diversity. The Centre for Plant Sciences and Biodiversity Conservation is home to experts in several plant groups and macrofungi.
Contacts: Dr. Zahid Ullah, zahidmatta@gmail.com
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a354c62f-d8f9-47a9-a775-c3b76c5cafec
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Swat
Collection Statistics
  • 4 specimen records
  • 1 (25%) georeferenced
  • 3 (75%) identified to species
  • 3 families
  • 2 genera
  • 2 species
  • 2 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics