University of Swat Herbarium (University of Swat-SWAT)
The Swat University Herbarium was started in 2015, 5 years after foundation of the university. The Herbarium is located at the main campus of the University at Charbagh Swat. 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. The focus of the SWAT Herbarium is flora of the Hindukush-Himalayas, Karakorum and northern Pakistan. 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 is home to experts in several plant groups and macrofungi as well.
Contacts: 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