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Sennen herbarium

Name Sennen herbarium
Cite as BC-Sennen
Description The herbarium of Brother Sennen (Etienne Marcellin Granier-Blanc) (1861-1937) was purchased by Barcelona City Council from the school Escoles Cristianes de la Bonanova (La Salle Bonanova) in 1949-1950. Senna donated over 400,000 herbarium sheets to the main European botanical institutions of his day. The 10,309 sheets in the 30 series that form part of his exsiccate collection Plantes d'Espagne were prepared and edited in 1907-1937. This herbarium is crucial for the study of the numerous taxonomical proposals made by this author. It includes approximately 85,000 specimens.
Kingdom coverage Plantae
Collectors Sennen, frère
[et al.]
Collection type Preserved
Primary purpose Research
Include types Yes
Grouping principle Taxonomic
Formations periods 19th-20th centuries
Development statuses Closed
Collection extents 85000 specimens
Documentation state Only 430 specimens of the collection have been digitalized, of which 250 have been digitalized in high resolution.
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed