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
- Bibliography of literature useful to the study of Florida plants
- 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