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The cryptogamy collection (PC) at the Herbarium of the Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN - Paris)

Latest version published by MNHN - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle on Nov 29, 2023 MNHN - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle

The herbarium of the museum, referred to by code PC, includes a large number of important collections amongst its 2 000 000 cryptogams (algae, bryophyta, fungi and lichens) specimens. These collections are constitued by a general herbarium and numerous particular collections. Among these last, Allorge, Bescherelle, Bourdot & Galzin, Heim, Hue, Montagne, Romagnesi, Sauvageau, Thuret & Bornet herbaria.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 529,740 records. 3 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

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Data as a DwC-A file download 529,740 records in French (57 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

The cryptogamy collection (PC) at the Herbarium of the Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN - Paris) Some material digitized by e-ReColNat (ANR-11-INBS-0004)


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is MNHN - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: fea77396-7b26-44cb-8580-aefadc8db276.  MNHN - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF France.


Occurrence; Specimen; Cryptogam; Botany; Taxonomy; Specimens; Collections; Types


Who created the resource:


Who can answer questions about the resource:

Marc Pignal

Who filled in the metadata:

Simon Chagnoux

Who else was associated with the resource:

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Bart Buyck
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Bruno Dennetière
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Line Legall
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Catherine Rausch
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Bruno Reviers, de

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers fea77396-7b26-44cb-8580-aefadc8db276