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- Founded in 1982 in memory of Professor Kasin Savatabandhu, a specialist in taxonomy, the Herbarium is located on the 4th floor of the Botany Building in the Department of Botany at the Faculty of Science. Its objectives are to serve as a source of information about plants that can be used as a database on plants in Thailand and to be a laboratory for students and lecturers in the Department of Biology. Permanent exhibitions are organized to give knowledge about the diversity of plants and there are also circulating exhibitions presenting topical knowledge about plants from the perspective of public interest.
The Professor Kasin Suvatabhandhu Herbarium, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University is one of the oldest herbaria in Thailand. The herbarium was founded in 1960, but was officially opened to the general public on April 1 st , 1982. It was named in honour of Professor Kasin Suvatabhandhu, a faculty member of the Department of Botany, who had dedicated much of his life to plant taxonomic research.
At present, the Professor Kasin Suvatabhandhu Herbarium is listed under the code “BCU” in the Index Herbariorum, a global directory of 3,990 herbaria (as of September 2019). The code is used as a standard for referring to the institution and its specimens. The Herbarium has provided local and foreign students and researchers with plant identification, voucher specimen and specimen preparation services as well as information on plant species.