University of Hargeisa Herbarium (HARG)

The University of Hargeisa initiated development of a herbarium in April 2015. Later that year it was decided to develop a Natural History Museum of which the herbarium will be a part. The Museum will focus on plants, animals, and fungi of Somaliland. At present, almost all its specimens are of vascular plants but there are a few image-based animal records in the museum. These can be found at
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 2a400f2e-fd2c-4e2e-90c3-b49b557056e4
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Hargeisa
Collection Statistics
  • 437 occurrence
  • 326 (75%) georeferenced
  • 28 (6%) with images
  • 223 (51%) identified to species
  • 58 families
  • 146 genera
  • 150 species
  • 166 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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