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Ruiz & Pavón herbarium

Name Ruiz & Pavón herbarium
Cite as BC-Ruiz & Pavón
Description The Institute's herbarium contains a part (695 specimens) of the collection of Hipólito Ruiz (1754-1816) and José Pavón (1754-1840) that includes plants collected during the Spanish expeditions to America during which material was collected by M. Sessé, J.M. Mociño, H. Ruiz and J. Pavón, amongst others. It has been on permanent loan from the Barcelona Royal Academy of Science and Arts since 1925 and was digitalized in 2001-2006 by Neus Ibáñez as part of her doctoral thesis. In 2010, 243 more type sheets of species of special interest were digitalized.
Kingdom coverage Plantae
Collectors Mociño, José Mariano
Pavón , José
Ruiz, Hipólito
Sessé, Martin
[et al.]
Collection type Preserved
Primary purpose Research
Include types Yes
Grouping principle Expeditions
Formations periods 1778-1926
Development statuses Closed
Collection extents 695 specimens
Documentation state All of the collection is digitalized and 243 herbarium sheets are digitalized in high-resolution.
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed
Institution Botanical Institute of Barcelona - Herbarium
Parent collection Botanical Institute of Barcelona herbarium
Associated person Neus Ibáñez (Curator),
Item level access GBIF-Spain: Institut Botanic de Barcelona, BC-Histórico (accessed through GBIF data portal,, 2013-07-15)
Related material Ibáñez, N. (2006). "Estudis sobre cinc herbaris de l'Institut Botànic de Barcelona". Tesi Doctoral. Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona.

Ibáñez, N., Montserrat, J. M. & Soriano, I. (2006). "Collections from the Royal Spanish Expeditions to Latin America in the Botanic Institute of Barcelona (BC)". Willdenowia 36 (Special Issue): 595-599.