Phanerogams I

Collection

Herbarium Senckenbergianum Görlitz (GLM)

The Herbarium Görlitz hosts a total of 185,000 vascular plants, 28,000 mosses, and more than 3,200 algae specimens. Moreover, there are 50,000 lichen and well over 110,000 fungi. The collections are based on the former Herbarium of the Natural History Society Görlitz from the 19th and early 20th century. So far, 190 type specimens of vascular plants and ca. 200 type specimens of lichens are known from the Görlitz collections.

Focus regions are Upper Lusatia and adjacent areas of Saxony, Poland, Brandenburg und the Czech Republic. We also have larger collections from Central and Northern Asia and the Caucasus, plus specimens from localities all over the globe mainly contributed by scholars from the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine, also known as Moravian Church.

Our collections are part of the larger Herbarium Senckenbergianum. Together with our partners, we also maintain specialized digital collections such as the Virtual Herbarium of Critical Plant Taxa in Germany and the database on Chromosome Numbersof the Flora of Germany and the Virtuelle Herbarium of Lusatia.

Metadata on vascular plants are digitally available via the Botany Node at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin – Dahlem, and can be searched with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility–GBIF.