Erik Acharius lichen collection

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Erik Acharius lichen collection

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Acharius Herbarium (H-ACH) is separately kept at the Botanical Museum of the Finnish Museum of Natural History. It includes about 5500 specimens of lichens, brought together by the Swedish lichenologist Erik Acharius (1757-1819). Acharius, a pupil of Carl von Linné, was a Swedish physician, professor and knight and is known as the "Father of Lichenology". The collection is one of the most significant biological collections in our university. It contains hundreds of type specimens, including those described in Acharius's book "Lichenographia Universalis" (1810). No loans are normally sent out from this collection but visitors are allowed to study and photograph the material. The material primarily derives from Sweden, but also from other countries. It was bought from Sweden in 1834.

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Administrative contact
Soili Stenroos
Professor
Finnish Museum of Natural History Unioninkatu 44 00014 Helsinki Finland +358-9-1911
Metadata author
Hannu Saarenmaa
Project Manager
Digitisation Centre of the Finnish Museum of Natural History and the University of Eastern Finland Länsikatu 15 80101 Joensuu Finland +358-50-4779668
Originator
Sanna Laine
Research Assistant
Finnish Museum of Natural History Unioninkatu 44 00014 Helsinki Finland +358-9-1911

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Finnish Museum of Natural History

Publication Date

Jan 29, 2013

Registration Date

Mar 12, 2012

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Fungi
PHYLUM
Lichens

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