The Bryophyte Collection available through this resource includes more than 21 000 records of preserved specimens from Portugal maintained at the LISU Herbarium. It includes the vast majority of species cited for Portugal, from all regions in the country. However, there is some predominance of samples from Natural Parks, in particular from Serra da Estrela and Peneda-Gerês. The main collectors are F. Welwitsch, A.X Pereira Coutinho, C.N. Tavares, C. Sérgio, M. Sim-Sim and C. Garcia. The time frame includes records from 1840 to the present, although about 75% of specimens were collected after 1980. The total number of bryophyte specimens existing in the herbarium is about 70 000, and includes Madeira and Azores regions, and specimens from foreign countries. The digitising process is ongoing, which will result in new additions to this resource in the near future.
Use of the data for commercial or for-profit applications are permitted only via written permission from the Botanic Garden, NMNH, University of Lisbon. Data are provided to users, but should not be passed on to third parties or redistributed. It is explicitly forbidden to incorporate these data into other databases of free or restricted access.
LISU Herbarium, Bryophyte Collection, Botanic Garden, National Museum of Natural History, University of Lisbon