University of Sindh Jamshoro Herbarium (University of Sindh Jamshoro-SINDH)
The herbarium of the University of Sindh Jamshoro is one of two key components of the Institute of Plant Sciences, the other being establishment of a botanic garden. The herbarium was initiated in the 1950s, primarily as a teaching resource. In 2018, with support from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, it is being transformed into a research herbarium. A key part of this transformation has been identifying its primary goals as 1) documentation of the flora of Sindh and adjacent regions of Balochistan; 2) providing instruction in the importance and preparation of voucher specimens in botanical research; and sharing of what is learned with diverse audiences through multiple outlets. In December 2018, the herbarium began sharing its data via OpenHerbarium, a Symbiota network, and, early in 2019, via the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. In 2018, the collection included about 15,000 specimens, essentially all of which are of vascular plants.
Contacts: Dr. Rabia Memon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bbf541d6-e532-4c8c-9ff5-23f8d3d4656d