Plant collections, include dried herbarium specimens of higher plants (Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, Angiosperms) mainly from Crete and secondarily from mainland Greece and East Mediterranean countries.
All catalogued specimens include complete sampling data (location, date, researcher who collected them and/or identified them, etc.)
Most recent specimens, include the exact gps point of the locality of the specimens and is saved in the field codes of the NHMC database.
In the Herbarium room, specimens are put in “Genus files” and stored in “Family shelfs”. Families are arranged by “evolutionary order” according to Flora Europaea and not by Alphabetic order.
The number of specimens destroyed-damaged by a recent (2019) insect infection, has not been evaluated yet and will be known after the herbarium’s current revision.
|Curator of higher plants
|Number of Catalogued specimens
| Estimated total number of specimens
|Field codes fc
||35% of the specimens, besides Herbarium protocol number, have an NHMC field code (fc)
||In a low temperature room
|Independent Parallel Collections
||Herbarium of Zacharias Kypriotakis
|Other Integrated Collections
||Flora Cypria, collection.
Donation of Kyriakos Georgiou
|Percentage of databased specimens
|Public availability of the Collections
||After communication with the Curator/ Conservator