Our research focuses on systematics and evolution of Central European plants . One of our main subjects is the reticulate evolution in the genus Rosa.
Herbarium Senckenbergianum Görlitz (GLM)
The Herbarium Görlitz hosts a total of 185,000 vascular plants, 40,000 mosses, and more than 3,200 algae specimens. Moreover, there are 70,000 lichen and well over 136,000 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, ca. 200 type specimens of lichens and about 500 type specimens of liverworts 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.