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Natural History Museum Maastricht (NL) - Herbarium

Latest version published by Natural History Museum Maastricht on Sep 9, 2014 Natural History Museum Maastricht

The principal herbarium is that of A. de Wever (1874-1947) of Nuth. In 1912, de Wever was one of the founding members of the Natuurhistorisch Genootschap in Limburg. Between 1890 and 1943 he collected plants from the whole of southern Limburg, a collection which, by its being well-documented, ranks amongst the most important regional herbariums in The Netherlands. On the basis of this herbarium detailed studies into the flora and vegetation at the start of this century could be carried out. The de Wever Herbarium consists of c. 20,000 paper covers with a total of some 60,000 specimens. Of the smaller herbariums those of J.L. Rieter and L. Grégoire are of importance. Part of the collection are also a few pharmacist herbariums, the principal one of which is the mosses herbarium of 1770 of the Maastricht chemist J.L. Franquinet.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 4f72060d-2c72-4d5f-addc-8d1b1049c78a.  Natural History Museum Maastricht publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility.


Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Frans J.A. Slieker
Honorary Curator
Natural History Museum Rotterdam NL

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Paul Beuk
Natural History Museum Maastricht De Bosquetplein 6-7 NL-6211KJ Maastricht NL

Who filled in the metadata:

Paul Beuk
Natural History Museum Maastricht De Bosquetplein 6-7 NL-6211KJ Maastricht NL

Who else was associated with the resource:

Frans Slieker
Natural History Museum Rotterdam NL

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period From 1770 till recent.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 4f72060d-2c72-4d5f-addc-8d1b1049c78a