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The herbarium houses approximately 100,000 herbarium specimens from around the world. 


The Collection

The Herbarium at BIO is a rich collection of well documented, pressed and mounted plant samples. Each sample is labeled with the taxonomy and collection information such as location, time, habitat, and aborigonal repository knowledge, and collectors.





Image of pressed plant specimen

hand sorting through pressed plant species

Species Certification

Each specimen in this collection has extensive coverage in ethnobotanical notes (Aboriginal Repository of Knowledge, ARK) and contains vouchers for both the Flora Ontario Integrated Botanical Information System (FOIBIS) and for their DNA Barcode by the Center for Biodiversity Genomics.


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