Guide to main collections of the LE herbarium


The Herbarium of Vascular Plants of the Komarov Botanical Institute (LE) is one of the largest collection in the World and main herbarium in Russia. The Herbarium numbers more than 6.000.000 specimens from over the World. Collections from LE are playing an important role as a basic source of data for investigating of plant resources, especially their taxonomy, distribution, phylogeny, morphology, molecular biology, conservation and economic importance.

Virtual Guide to the main collections of the LE Herbarium has been created in 2005-2006 with kind support of the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF).

Guide's compilers: Olga Tscherneva, Yuri Roskov, Larisa Raenko, Vladimir Dorofeev, Marina Novoselova, Irina Sokolova, Sergey Jezniakowsky (Komarov Botanical Institute, St.Petersburg) in collaboration with James Solomon, Tatyana Shulkina and Christopher Freeland (Missouri Botanical Garden, St.Louis)

Version 3, 25 March 2006



Specimen Categories


Herbarium Sections