One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A systematically arranged collection of dried plants.
- ‘As a result, the chance that a particular species will be represented in herbarium collections should increase in good wildflower years.’
- ‘Invasion fronts for plants may not be easily delineated due to incomplete herbarium collections.’
- ‘Specimens were deposited in the herbarium of the Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, Illinois.’
- ‘Additional historic occurrences were determined through searches of local herbaria.’
- ‘The 1996-97 budget of the civic body proposed to set up a herbarium of medicinal plants but the project has remained on paper.’
- ‘At each sampling date, representative plant material was collected, pressed and stored in a herbarium for future verification.’
- ‘Clicking on this number will bring up all information the herbaria have for a particular specimen, but please note that only the herbaria's California collection is currently web accessible.’
- ‘However, Blanchard found a Lakehurst specimen in the herbarium of the Department of Biology at the C. W. Post campus of Long Island University.’
- ‘Voucher specimens were deposited in the herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.’
- ‘All materials examined are deposited at the spirit collection and the herbarium of the Botanical Museum of Cordoba, Argentina.’
- ‘The presence of the park has been a plus for the herbarium, adding 16 contributors, where there were three before.’
- ‘At present, there are 8,565 specimens of McCurtain County plants in Oklahoma herbaria representing 1,498 species, intraspecific taxa, and hybrids.’
- ‘He has taken in orphan herbaria and has worked to distribute extra materials to other herbaria in the region.’
- ‘Sometimes a species has gone extinct in the wild, but seeds or even living specimens remain in herbaria and botanical gardens.’
- ‘In 1826, he had made a major botanical trip to the Ionian Islands off the west coast of Greece - to Corfu, Zante and Cefalonia - setting up a herbarium of Ionian plants, which are now held at Kew.’
- ‘This trail, combined with collection of the plants for herbaria and for sale by nurseries, reduced the species' limited numbers.’
- ‘The original species list was carried in the field, and when unvouchered species were found, herbarium specimens were collected.’
- ‘I have taught summer courses at Mountain Lake Biological Station for three summers and I curate the herbarium at Appalachian State University.’
- ‘Pollen material was obtained from the herbarium of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.’
- ‘Voucher specimens were deposited in the herbaria at Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.’
- 1.1 A room or building housing a collection of dried plants.
- ‘Both herbaria house a broad collection of specimens from North American representatives of the genus Arabis.’
- ‘Most herbaria house morphologically unidentifiable immature collections of Carex.’
- ‘Always busy in the herbarium and nattily dressed in coat and bow tie, Wilbur was an enviable model of a true botanist devoted to his craft.’
- ‘When the weather was unsuitable, plants were placed in a plastic bag and returned to the herbarium to be pressed, dried and later identified.’
- ‘Apart from the rooms where patients are treated, the main clinic from which he works in Kitarare, has a nursery and there are plans for an herbarium.’
- 1.2 A box, cabinet, or other receptacle in which dried plants are kept.
Late 18th century: from late Latin, from Latin herba ‘grass, herb’.
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