CSC, Gd. Botani-Mikro, Jl. Jakarta-Bogor, Km. 46,
Cibinong 16911

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Herbarium Bogoriense

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Herbarium Bogoriense is located at the Cibinong Science Center (CSC) in Cibinong, on the land area of 160 hectares. On May 22, 2007 Herbarium Bogoriense moved to a new building in CSC with new facilities from the previous building in Bogor.

(fig.1 Herbarium Bogoriense building before move to CSC, Cibinong)

(fig. 2 A new building of BO in CSC)


Herbarium Bogoriense (BO) housed enormous collection nearly in total 1 million of herbarium specimens. It is considered as the biggest botanical resources in South East Asia and a representative station for researchers from around the world who work on Malesian flora. One of the most important historical collections is that of Johannes Ellias Teisjmann, in (1813), wich came with the growing collection in Bogor Botanical Garden.

The collection contains specimens from all major islands in Indonesia i.e., Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda, Borneo, Sulawesi, Moluccas and New Guinea, which includes type materials of species decribed by Miquel in 'Flora van Nederlandsch Indie' and 'Annales Museum Botanicum Lugduno Batavum', since then collection had pulled up steadily under the directorship of Melchior Treub in Bogor Botanical Gardens in the early twentieth century, with a huge collections contributed by Cornelis Andries Baker obtained from various locations in Java. More significant historical collections of CL Blume, JK Hasskarl, JE Teysmann, SH Kooders, CA Baker, AGO Penzig, KB Boedijn, AJGH Koostermans, JJ Smith and RE Holttum are also kept in BO.

The collections at Herbarium Bogoriense are constanly augmented through field expeditions by succeding Herbarium staffs, gifts and exchanges with other institutions in Indonesia and abroad. It is about 5000 new specimens added yearly to BO collection. The care of the collections, or curation, is undertaken with great precision by the curators in the herbarium. All plant groups, flowering plants, gymnosperms, ferns and lycophyte, mosses, liverworts, fungi, are represented in the collection, which is particularly in Malesian region. Specimen are arranged alphabetically, stored in the cabinets by group of plants, family, region, genus and species (figure 3)

. This arrangemet enables users to easily access particular species of interest.