Herbarium of the University of Salzburg (SZU)

University of Salzburg

Salzburg | Website

Electronic database / Collection

Short Description

The herbarium SZU is a curated natural history collection hosting ca. 130.000 vouchers of vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens. The focus of the collection is Central Europe and Eurasian mountains. A carpological collection from native plants, a wet collection of orchids (focus Bulbophyllum) and a tissue collection (inkl. DNA-bank) of Alpine plants complement the "traditional" herbarium collection. Part of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF.

Contact Person

Priv.-Dozent; Assoz. Professor; Dr Andreas Tribsch

Research Services

The plant collection is freely accessible for research projects (biosystematics, biodiversity research, etc.). Digital data can be obtained via GBIF Austria (http://gbif.at/). Information about professional plant identification including DNA-Barcoding on request.

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Expertise in plant identification; conservation biology of plants, population biology & ecology of plants, alpine biodiversity research, DNA-barcoding

Priv.-Dozent; Assoz. Professor; Dr Andreas Tribsch
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Fachbereich Biowissenschaften
+43 (0) 66280445504
Please contact us via science.plus@sbg.ac.at, or contact the responsible person for this section, mentioned in the contact field
Haus der Natur (Salzburg, Austria); GBIF-Austria (Umweltbundesamt Wien, Austria), Austrian Barcode of Life (ABOL, https://www.abol.ac.at), Consortium of Austrian Herbaria
Local pollinator adaptation in deceptive Arum maculatum
PI: S. Dötterl; Co-PI: A. Hörger, H.P.Comes
FWF-P 30175

Trait evolution in the adaptive radiation of Madagascan Bulbophyllum
PI: H.P. Comes; Co-PI: A. Gamisch)
FWF-P 29371

Hochschulraumstrukturmittel (HRSM) Projekt “Aufbau von universitären DNA-Barcoding-Pipelines für ABOL”. Collaborative Infrastructure project financed by the Ministry of Science and Economy
P.I. PLUS: Andreas Tribsch, together with other Austrian Universitie (coordination Uni Graz)

The eco geography of sexual and apomictic polyploids in Potentilla puberula (Rosaceae)
(collaborative project Christoph Dobes – BFW Wien, Karl Hülber – Uni Wien & Andreas Tribsch, PLUS.)
FWF P27688-B16
Parallel bursts of recent and rapid radiation in the Mediterranean and Eritreo‐Arabian biodiversity hotspots as revealed by Globularia and Campylanthus (Plantaginaceae).
Affenzeller, M., Kadereit, J. W., & Comes, H. P.
Journal of Biogeography, 45(3), 552-566.

Revisiting a purported example of speciation by genetic drift on islands:
A review and perspective of evolutionary studies in Aegean Nigella.
Comes, H.P. & Jaros, U.
Pp. 245–267 in S. Sfenthourakis, P. Pafilis, A. Parmakelis, N. Poulakakis, K. A. Triantis, eds. Biogeography and Biodiversity of the Aegean. In honour of Prof. Moysis Mylonas. Broken Hill Publishers Ltd, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Diversification in continental island systems: new evidence on the roles of fragmentation, colonization and gene flow on the genetic divergence of Aegean Nigella (Ranunculaceae).
Jaros, U., Tribsch, A., Comes H.P.
Annals of Botany

Sexual intraspecific recombination but not de novo origin governs the genesis of new apomictic genotypes in Potentilla puberula (Rosaceae).
Nardi, F. D., Dobeš, C., Müller, D., Grasegger, T., Myllynen, T., Alonso-Marcos, H., & Tribsch, A.
Taxon, 67(6), 1108-1131.

AFLP diversity and spatial structure of Calycophyllum candidissimum (Rubiaceae), a dominant tree species of Nicaragua’s critically endangered seasonally dry forest
Dávila-Lara, A., Affenzeller, M., Tribsch, A., Diaz, V., Comes H.P.
Heredity, 119, 275-286.

Die lichenisierten Pilze Österreichs: eine neue Checkliste der bisher nachgewiesenen Taxa mit Angaben zu Verbreitung und Substratökologie.
Hafellner, J., & Türk, R.
Stapfia 104, 1-216. Land Oberösterreich, Biologiezentrum des Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseums

High photobiont diversity in the commonEuropean soil crust lichen Psora decipiens
Ruprecht, U., Brunauer, G. & Türk, R. (2014)
Biodivers Conserv. 23:1771–1785.

Ecological and genetic differentiation of two subspecies of Saussurea alpina in the Western Alps.
Kreuzer, M., Tribsch, A., Nyffeler, R.
Alpine Botany, 124, 49-58.

Molecular phylogenetic analyses identify Alpine differentiation and dysploid chromosome number changes as major forces for the evolution of the European endemic Phyteuma (Campanulaceae).
Schneeweiss G.M., Pachschwöll C., Tribsch, A., Schönswetter, P., Barfuss, M., Esfeld, C., Weiss-Schneeweiss, H., Thiv, M.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 69:634-652.

The Herbarium of the University of Salzburg (SZU).
Tribsch, A., Mayr, A. 2011.
5. Jahrestagung von NOBIS Austria, 2.12.2011, Haus der Natur, Salzburg (poster, abstract).
DNA-Barcoding bei verschiedenen Pflanzengruppen (Moose, Farne, Nacktsamer, Bedecktsamer).
Tribsch, A. 2017.
Acta ZooBot Austria 154, 2017, 213–215.