Bhutan specimen records (NBC-THIM)

This collection is an assemblage of specimen records from Bhutan but not currently accessible through the National Biodiversity Centre National Herbarium. The National Herbarium was initially started by the Department of Forests and Parks Services in conjunction with the Flora of Bhutan Project in the mid 1970s. In 1987 the herbarium was moved to Taba and housed with the forest research library under the Forest Research Division. With the establishment of National Biodiversity Centre in 1999, the herbarium was moved to the present location at Serbithang. The new herbarium building at Serbithang was completed in 2002, with funding support from DANIDA. Currently, the herbarium houses more than 10,000 collections of Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, Pteridophytes and Byrophytes.
Contact: Rinchen Yangzom (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Rights Holder: Government of Bhutan
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only
Collection Statistics:
  • 2 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 2 (100%) identified to species
  • 2 families
  • 2 genera
  • 2 species
  • 2 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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