William Nylander lichen collection

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William Nylander lichen collection

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Nylander Herbarium (H-NYL) is another major collection that is kept separate at the Botanical Museum of the Finnish Museum of Natural History. It comprises about 52 000 specimens of lichens (and some other fungi) from all over the world and includes an abundance of type specimens. The collection was received from the Finnish (- French) lichenologist William Nylander (1822-1899). Initially, Nylander was a medical doctor, then chose a career as an entomologist and finally focused on botany and lichens. He was appointed as the first Professor of Botany at our university in 1857 (then Imperial Alexander University), but resigned in 1863 and relocated to Paris, where he continued as a freelance scientist. Nylander's lichenological publications comprise over 300 titles and 4 000 pages and he described approximately 3 000 lichen taxa.

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Soili Stenroos
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Finnish Museum of Natural History Unioninkatu 44 00014 Helsinki Finland +358-9-1911
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Hannu Saarenmaa
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Digitisation Centre of the Finnish Museum of Natural History and the University of Eastern Finland Länsikatu 15 80101 Joensuu Finland +358-50-4779668
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Juha Kinnunen
Finnish Museum of Natural History Unioninkatu 44 00014 Helsinki Finland +358-9-1911

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Finnish Museum of Natural History

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Jan 29, 2013

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Nov 24, 2011

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