The pink family in Belgium:
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In this project, we will work with Silene, the genus within the Caryophyllaceae (pink family) with the most specimens in the Belgian herbarium of Meise Botanic Garden. In English, different species of this genus are known as campions and catchflies.
The Belgian Herbarium:
Meise Botanic Garden holds the largest herbarium collection of Belgian plant specimens. Each of these herbarium specimens has a label with valuable information such as the plant’s identification, and when, where, and who collected the plant. These specimens can be used in many domains of research, such as conservation, evolution, ecology and systematics. These data help us to better understand the plants of Belgium, their history and that of people who collected them. There are about 200,000 specimens in the Belgian Herbarium of the Meise Botanic Garden and we want to document them all! These data will then be made available online at www.botanicalcollections.be.
Belgium, Caryophyllaceae, Herbae, Hortus Botanicus Meise, Botanica.