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.
Curator of lichens: Tor Tønsberg, tor.tonsberg@um.uib.no
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 January 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 95,181 specimen records
  • 65,919 (69%) georeferenced
  • 3 (0%) with images (3 total images)
  • 86,138 (90%) identified to species
  • 163 families
  • 755 genera
  • 4,867 species
  • 4,970 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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