Herbarium of University of Coimbra


This is a seed collection mainly of the Portuguese native flora kept at room temperature in glass tubes with cork tops, regularly fumigated and frozen. It was initiated with 2.552 species/tubes all identified by Luís Cabral in the 1960s to aid plant identification. 

The collection has been expanded to include seeds collected by Arménio Matos: c. 1.460 accessions collected in 2013 for the last Index Seminum published by the Coimbra Botanic Garden, and 2.500-2.800 accession assembled over the years for identification purposes. 

The whole collection is being prepared for databasing and it will be organised following APG IV.