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Hazara University Herbarium (Hazara University-HUP)

Hazara University is located on the crossroads of the ancient civilization of Gandhara and Ashoka and is on one of the Silk Routes connecting the Indian sub-continent with China and Central Asia. The University was founded in 2001 and has had a strong floristic program since that time. Today, its herbarium includes about 18,000 species and includes all plant groups other than algae. Its primary geographic focus is Northern Pakistan, a mountainous area that includes three major mountain ranges, the Hindu Kush, Karakorum, and Western Himalaya. It started sharing its specimen data via OpenHerbarium and GBIF in 2021.

Contacts: Abdul Majid,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c8623540-dfd1-4f37-9f14-0161ec307ece
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Hazara University
Access Rights: Hazara University
GBIF Dataset page:
Hazara University - Mansehra
Department of Botany
Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa   0995
[92] 344 8924599
Collection Statistics
  • 3,401 specimen records
  • 1,907 (56%) georeferenced
  • 1,733 (51%) with images (1,785 total images)
  • 3,213 (94%) identified to species
  • 94 families
  • 415 genera
  • 931 species
  • 951 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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