University of Swat Herbarium (SWAT)

The Swat University Herbarium was started in 2015, 5 years after foundation of the university. It is currently in temporary housing on the main Grand Trunk Rd through Odigram but will move to its own building at the Charbagh Campus when construction has been completed. Swat lies at the junction of three major mountain ranges: Himalayas, Hindukush, and Karakorum. It is home to an enormously diverse flora, one that contains Central Asian, European, and Himalayan elements. A high proportion of its taxa are endemic, or nearly endemic, to the region and many of its species are rare. There are also many taxa that are highly valued as medicinal plants. The fungal flora is less well known but it can be expected to have comparable diversity. The Centre for Plant Sciences and Biodiversity Conservation is home to experts in several plant groups and macrofungi.
Contact: Dr. Zahid Ullah (zahidmattagmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a354c62f-d8f9-47a9-a775-c3b76c5cafec
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Swat
Address:
Swat University herbarium
Centre for Plant Sciences and Biodiversity
University of Swat (Kanju Town Sector-D)
Kanju, Khyber Pakhtunkwa   19201 Kanju Swat
Pakistan
0092-301-8539465
Collection Statistics
  • 887 occurrence
  • 276 (31%) georeferenced
  • 6 (0.68%) with images
  • 884 (100%) identified to species
  • 92 families
  • 293 genera
  • 409 species
  • 423 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics