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Seychelles National Herbarium (Seychelles National Herbarium-SEY)

The National Herbarium of Seychelles came into existence in the early 1960s. The first collections came from M. Charles Jeffrey who was collecting for the Kew Herbarium (K) but left duplicate specimens in the Seychelles. Subsequent collectors have added to the herbarium's holding; other specimens have been obtained through collaboration with the herbarium of the Museum d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris (P). Today, the collection includes around 6000 specimens of vascular plants.

Contacts: Tarah Padayachy; Charles Morel,;
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0835e3fa-be6f-4d0d-9e60-474a751ff0ab
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Staff of the Seychelles National Herbarium
GBIF Dataset page:
Collection Statistics
  • 7,264 specimen records
  • 2,751 (38%) georeferenced
  • 14 (0.19%) with images (14 total images)
  • 5,755 (79%) identified to species
  • 194 families
  • 648 genera
  • 981 species
  • 1,019 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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