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Herbarium Catalogue (S)

How to search

You can only search for scientific names, not vernacular names.

"Species name" is that name under which the specimen is at present filed in the herbarium. This may differ from the currently accepted scientifically name.

In the database, English is used as the standard language for continents and countries. However, everything else is registered in the language of the label.

In list view, the results can be sorted alphabetically by clicking on the headers. If you sort on one field and then press and hold the shift key, you can sort on two or more fields.

Specimens on loan may sometimes be incompletely registered. All specimens in the collections are not yet data registered, and consequently there may be several more specimens in the collections than those found in the database.

Search specimens

Using “Search all fields” you can search in every field of the database. The existing fields are Registration number, Collector, Collection number, collection date, locality, habitat, coordinates, exsiccate, additional information, type status, basionym, determinations, family, continent, country, province, district, and the date when the specimen was registered.

Words are truncated by using *. For example: Chrysanth* for Chrysanthemum.

Search genus/species

By using Search genus/species you can get an overview of the species present in the herbarium. This may also contain synonym names of taxa now placed in other genera. By clicking "Exclude synonyms" only a list of current names used in the herbarium is presented.

  • For vascular plants the names presented are only those where at least one specimen have been databased. This means that more species than those listed may be present in the collections.
  • For algae, mosses, fungi and lichens, synonym names are also searchable. This is not yet possible for vascular plants.

How to cite specimens from Stockholm (S)

When citing S-herbarium specimens, type the specimen’s unique ”Registration number” as it is displayed on-line at, that is without any spaces. All specimens should start with “S”. For specimens with Registration numbers not starting with “S”, please add “S-“.

  • Examples from vascular plants: S10-12345, S-G-1234, S-N0534-1234.
  • Examples from mosses, fungi (including lichens), and algae : S-B12345, S-F12345, S-L12345, S-A12345. (NOTE: with added “S-“)