Bolus Herbarium Algal Specimen Database (AfrOBIS)
The Bolus Herbarium algal collection is the most comprehensive collection in South Africa. Though housing collections from the whole of the South African coastline and also from Namibia, the Western Cape and Eastern Cape floras are particularly well represented. There is also a resaonable collection of foreign material form various parts of the world. The latter do not form part of the databased material. Important collections are those of: Becker (Eastern Cape), Stegenga, Bolton and Anderson, Simons (Western - and Eastern Cape and less importantly Kwazulu-Natal), Engledow (Namibia). Less important collectors are: Tyson, Isaac, Coppejans and SAN PAD (South African Netherlands Programme for Avance and Development). This collection currently consists of 3739 records of 37 families.