Museum National d'Historie Naturelle, France (MNHN-P)

The Museum national d'Histoire naturelle ranks among the world's foremost natural history institutes and has one of the most extensive plant collections, known as the Paris Herbarium. The herbarium includes more than 11 million specimens, collected from all over the world, including some very important collections from as early as the 16th century. Historical collections such as those of Jussieu and Lamarck, as well as the general collections, are particularly rich in type specimens of taxa described since the time of Linnaeus. This important research facility is open to international research efforts aimed at understanding and protecting the earth's biodiversity and promoting sustainable development and researchers from around the world visit the museum to consult the types and other specimens necessary for their research in taxonomy and other aspects of botany.
Contact: Vanessa Invernon, Collections Manager (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 April 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Museum Nationale d'Historie Naturelle
Access Rights: Public Domain
Collection Statistics
  • 345 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 93 (27%) identified to species
  • 33 families
  • 30 genera
  • 48 species
  • 48 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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