Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, UK (RBG-K)

Funded as a government institution in 1841; Kew herbarium and library founded in 1852. Around 7 million vascular plant specimens (including approximately 330,000 types) and 1.25 million fungi specimens. This dataset has been updated to follow the APG IV system.
Contact: Alan Paton, Head of Collections (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 April 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Royal Botanic Garden
Access Rights: Public Domain
Collection Statistics
  • 212 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 78 (37%) identified to species
  • 37 families
  • 17 genera
  • 28 species
  • 29 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics