Forster herbarium, Göttingen (GOET)
The Forster herbarium at Göttingen (GOET). Photographs in overview and detail (including labels) of each of the 327 specimens located at Göttingen (GOET) are presented. History: Johann Reinhold Forster (1729-1798) and his son Georg (1754-1794) were naturalists who accompanied James Cook on his second voyage around the world (1772-1775). In addition to animals and ethnological objects they collected a large herbarium. They were assisted by the Swedish botanist Anders Sparrmann, who joined them at the Cape of Good Hope. Already during the voyage descriptions and drawings were prepared and the new genera were published only a few months after their return in 'Characteres generum plantarum' (1775/76).
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Feb 1, 2013