Forest Herbarium UDBC

It is an academic unit of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources that carries out research, teaching, and extension activities related to the Colombian flora, mainly on forest species.

Our mission is to collect, describe and increase the knowledge we have about the identity of the flora of Colombia, with particular emphasis on tree species.

  • We have a collection of botanical specimens representative of the country’s existing ecosystems and a collection of fruits and seeds of tree species representative of the flora of Colombia.

Collection stats

47400

Specimens

270

Families

2052

Genera

8162

Species

84%

Determination level

109

Type specimens

Services

UDBC herbarium offers the following services to the university community as well as to natural persons according to the classification. For services, except for library consultation, contact must be made, authorization by the herbarium director, and payment must be made according to the type of user.

Procedure: Send an electronic mail at herbarioforestal@udistrital.edu.co indicating the required services. Should a deposit be made in advance to a saving account if needed.

Library

The UDBC library is located in the herbarium facilities. It has a capacity of attendande of eight people.

Access to the collection

The specimens in the collection may be consulted, following the consultation rules defined by the herbarium.

Species identification

The herbarium offers botanical species identification.

Labeling

The generation of labels for botanical material is offered in the format used by the Forest Herbarium for its labels.

Drying

The service of drying and quarantine of botanical material is provided.

Contact us

The herbarium is located in the facilities of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, Vivero or Venado de Oro

Address:

Avenida Circunvalar Cra. 5a este # 15 82. Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources

Email:

herbarioforestal@udistrital.edu.co

Phone:

(+57) 601 3239300 Ext. 4038