University Museum of Bergen (BG)

The lichen collection at herbarium BG consists of 95000 fully computerized specimens. About 51000 are from Norway. Important material is also from and the Arctic (Svalbard with Bjørnøya), Antarctica (Mainland Antarctica, Argentine Islands, Bouvet Island, Gough Island, Kerguelen, Prince Edward Islands, and South Orkney Islands), and North-America. The herbarium includes material collected by, e.g., N.M. Blytt, T. Engelskjøn, Th.M. Fries, G. Gaarder, J.J. Havaas, J.I. Johnsen, P.M. Jørgensen, W. Maas, N.G. Moe, J.M. Norman, D.O. Øvstedal, C. Printzen, T. Spribille, and T. Tønsberg.
Contacts: Tor Tønsberg, curator of lichens (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 13 December 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 163,006 specimen records
  • 125,409 (77%) georeferenced
  • 154,006 (94%) identified to species
  • 184 families
  • 755 genera
  • 5,246 species
  • 5,398 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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