The history of Eduard Lindemann's collection kept in the Herbarium of the Botany Department of St. Petersburg State University (LECB)

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In this article, we present the results of a study of the herbarium collection by E.E. Lindemann kept at the Herbarium of the Botanical Department of St. Petersburg State University (LECB). Biographical data on Lindemann are given. The history of the collection, its contents and current status are discussed. The main part of Lindemann's herbarium (around 200,000 specimens) is kept at LECB. The collection was started by Eduard Lindemann's father, Emanuel Lindemann. It contains unique specimens collected by 844 collectors all over the world and sent to the Lindemanns by some of the most famous botanists of the 19th century in exchange. The most interesting specimens include those of C. Bauhin, J. Breyn and A. Clegero (XVII c.), C. Thunberg, P.S. Pallas (XVIII c.), C. Willdenow, F.A. Marschall von Bieberstein, Ch. Steven, E. Boissier, J.D. Hooker (XIX c.) and many others. At present, we have identified approximately 150 type specimens, but their actual number is much greater.

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY; COLLECTORS; E.E. LINDEMANN; HERBARIUM; HISTORY OF BOTANICAL COLLECTIONS; TYPES

Document Type: Regular Paper

Affiliations: 1: Herbarium of Higher Plants (LE), Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Popova St. 2, St. Petersburg, 197376, Russia 2: Herbarium of St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, University Emb. 7, St. Petersburg, Russia

Publication date: February 1, 2008

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