Guide to collections

Werner Lichenotheca

Name Werner Lichenotheca
Description The lichen collection of R.G. Werner (1901-1977) was created during his military service in Rabat (Morocco) in 1928. Subsequently in 1936, Werner succeeded L. Emberger as the curator of cryptogams in the Institute in Rabat. In this collection there are also lichens that have been exchanged with other herbariums (e.g. Sweden, United States and Haiti). The collection was loaned to the Botanical Institute by Xavier Llimona, the executor of Werner's scientific legacy, in light of the appreciation felt by Werner for Font i Quer, with whom he had travelled on scientific explorations to Morocco. X. Llimona catalogued the specimens to facilitate access. This collection of lichens contains 3,200 specimens, of which 195 are type specimens, and is of great value in the study of the taxonomy of Mediterranean lichens.
Kingdom coverage Fungi
Collectors Werner, Roger-Guy
[et al.]
Collection type Preserved
Primary purpose Research
Include types Yes
Grouping principle Taxonomic
Development statuses Closed
Collection extents 3200 specimens
Documentation state As yet not digitalized.
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed