Herbarium J.P. de Tournefort (1656-1708)


Herbarium J.P. de Tournefort (1656-1708)
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Laboratoire de Phanérogamie, Paris

This herbarium, herbier historique is kept separately in Paris. Tournefort left the herbarium to the French state for the use of the Messieurs de l'Académie Royale des Sciences .... It was kept at the Jardin du Roi. When this institution became the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, one of the original articles of foundation stipulated that the Tournefort herbarium had to be kept. This historical herbarium is of importance for typifying taxa by Adanson and Linnaeus.
6,963 specimens.

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