COI has a large number of specimens of the Portuguese flora, the result of many decades of expeditions organised by the herbarium and the collaboration of the members of the botanical society, the Sociedade Broteriana. The last of a generation of collectors at the herbarium (Arménio Matos) has recently joined the staff. In 2015, the 135th anniversary of the herbarium, the field trips were resumed after three decades of interruption. The objective is to collect species poorly represented or not represented at all in the collection. What better way to celebrate the 135th anniversary of the herbarium!
Number of specimens – 66
Natural reserve near the border with Spain. Mediterranean vegetation.
Number of specimens – 75
Plants in altitude granitic soils in the highest mountain in mainland Portugal
Number of specimens – 84
Sand-dune and cliff vegetation in the Centre of Portugal West coast.
Number of specimens – 82
Very interesting vegetation with many Mediterranean floristic elements in clay and limestone soil.
Number of specimens – 90
North to the Douro Valley vineyards and near the border with Spain, Serra da Nogueira is a serpentine area with very interesting vegetation. The near Miranda do Douro, by the river, is within the Mediterranean climate enclave in NE Portugal.
Number of specimens – 51
South of Coimbra, the mountain is home of some rare plant species.
Number of specimens – 69
Sand-dune and cliff vegetation by the deepest point of the sea bed in Europe.
Number of specimens – 63
Natural Park in a limestone area. Very interesting vegetation with many Mediterranean floristic elements.