The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland (National Herbarium of the Netherlands, NHN) was established in 1999 as the decentral merger of three major university herbaria in Leiden, Utrecht and Wageningen: decentral to safeguard the training of students in systematic botany at these three universities with broad training programmes in 'green' biology; merged to optimise co-operation in research, training and collection management, and to better comply with demands to underpin (inter)national policies on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The training of taxonomists and herbarium curators from developing countries is considered a major task in this respect.
The NHN publishes several journals. Apart from Blumea and Persoonia, our SCI-journals which you can find in this Ingenta environment, we also publish Gorteria. This journal, published since 1961, is focussing on the Dutch flora, but is also of relevance to neighbouring countries. The papers are in Dutch with an English summary.
From 1950 onwards the NHN publishes the Flora Malesiana. This flora is an international project that aims to describe and classify the flora of Malesia (comprising Indonesia, East Timor, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines and Papua New Gunea). Flora Malesiana consist of two series, e.g. Series I: Seed Plants and Series II: Ferns and Fern allies and summarizes existing and new information on the plants treated. The Flora is, from 1951, accompanied by the Flora Malesiana Bulletin in which the progress of research is mentioned.