Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt

Botany and Molecular Evolution
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Cooperation between the Goethe University and Senckenberg

A cooperational professorship combines botanical research at the Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity of the Goethe University with the Botany Department at Senckenberg Frankfurt. The working group "Diversity and Evolution of higher plants and lichens" at the university is almost congruent with the the Botany Department at Senckenberg. The Herbarium Senckenbergianum (FR) is one of the larger German herbaria and forms – together with the Grunelius-Moellgaard-Laboratory – the basis for our research and education in systematics, evolution and biogeography of plants and lichens.
Below you find information about our collections, research and projects.

Botany and Molecular Evolution

Until 2004: Department of Botany-Paleobotany

Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Georg Zizka  


Technical Assistant:  Micheline C. Middeke
Phone +49 69 7542-1165
Fax +49 69 746238


Location / Visitors' address
Botany and Molecular Evolution
Senckenberg Research Institute
Mertonstraße 17-21
60325 Frankfurt am Main

Postal address
Botany and Molecular Evolution
Senckenberg Research Institute
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main


News (partially in German)


Staff of department

Our team (overview)

Publications of department

Collections and Online Databases


Press review

Herbarium Senckenbergianum (FR)

A compilation of  the most important collectors and collections held at the Herbarium Senckenbergianum ("Index Collectorum Herbarii Senckenbergiani") was published in "Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg" vol. 217. An updated version is available here (in German).

Most of Eduard Rüppell's types from NE Africa are extant in the Herbarium Senckenbergianum (FR), detailed information is available here (in German).