New German Virtual Herbarium Online

About 23 million dried plants, fungi and algae are safely stored in more than 70 German herbaria. One million of them can be explored now in the German Virtual Herbarium. More than 300,000 of the records come with at least one digital image. The specimens can be viewed as a list, map or in a gallery and can be filtered by a multitude of search criteria (more on the features can be found in this news item).

The Virtual Herbarium Germany is curated by the Botanic Garden Berlin of Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin and is based on the Hosted Portal technology provided by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. All the 22 collections accessible through the Virtual Herbarium use the BioCASe Provider Software to publish their specimens to GBIF and other biodiversity networks.