Botany - Fruit and Seed Collection

Natural History Museum Vienna

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Electronic database / Collection

Short Description

The fruit and seed collection at NHM Vienna, Department of Botany contains some 30000 dried fruits and seeds of higher plants (ferns and seed plants) from all around the world. Many of the samples are also represented by specimens in the phanerogams herbarium.

Contact Person

Dr. Bruno Wallnöfer

Research Services

Plant identification possible upon request
Tissue samples for DNA analyses available for research projects with cooperation partners

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

The collection is used for anatomical studies and as a reference for identification of seed samples (e.g. in the field of archaeology/archaeobotany).

Allocation to Core Facility

Department of Botany, Natural History Museum Vienna

Access for scientists during office hours (Mo-Fr, 9-16) subject to agreement